Alberta woman charged after allegedly trying to mail puppies and kitten

A 53-year-old Alberta woman has been charged under the Animal Protection Act after Vulcan County Enforcement Services (VCES) alleged she tried to mail dogs and a cat last month. In a news release issued Wednesday, the county alleged that on…

Charges stayed against former West Edmonton Mall pet store owner accused of abandonment

The Crown prosecutor has stayed the charges against the owner of a West Edmonton Mall pet store accused of abandoning more than 500 animals in February 2018. On Aug. 23, 2018, Minchaw Menan Tom of Sherwood Park was charged with…

Report proposes City of Edmonton create animal protection unit consisting of 4 officers

The prospect of more expensive pet licences is being mulled over as part of the creation of a new City of Edmonton unit to look after animals in distress. A new report heading to Edmonton City Council proposes hiring four…

Alberta veterinarians vote to ban declawing, ear cropping, tail docking surgeries

Alberta veterinarians have voted to ban medically unnecessary surgical procedures and to require vets and their staff to report animal abuse and neglect. The decision was made Sunday in Calgary, where members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) voted…

Dozens of charges stayed in Alberta animal cruelty case

Court records show one of three people charged in connection with a recent animal cruelty investigation in rural Alberta has had dozens of charges stayed. Ross Andrew Atkinson had been charged by the Alberta SPCA with 27 offences under the…

3rd person charged in Alberta horse neglect investigation

A third person has been charged in connection with a rural Alberta animal cruelty investigation. On Monday, the Alberta SPCA said a 60-year-old man had been charged with 27 offences under the Animal Protection Act. The charges are in relation…

City will take over enforcement from Edmonton Humane Society: ‘Animals will be protected’

City of Edmonton peace officers will take over enforcing the Animal Protection Act within the city starting Feb. 1, at least for now. City administration was forced to find some kind of staffing solution after the Edmonton Humane Society announced…

Edmonton Humane Society cites safety concerns in ending enforcement

January 25 2019 7:33am The Edmonton Humane Society is sharing the reason why it will no longer investigate cases of animal abuse and neglect. As Sarah Kraus explains, the EHS says it’s about safety concerns, not money. ‘ }); }…

Safety concerns spurred Edmonton Humane Society decision to stop enforcing Animal Protection Act: official

Earlier this week, the Edmonton Humane Society announced it would stop enforcing the Animal Protection Act, and on Thursday, the organization’s board chair revealed it was concerns about safety that prompted the organization’s decision. “Our animal protection employees are put…

Edmonton Humane Society ending its role in saving abused animals has rescue groups concerned

January 24 2019 1:01am The Edmonton Humane Society is ending its role in protecting animals from abuse and neglect in our city. The decision was made in December, but it’s just becoming public now. And as Sarah Kraus explains, animal…