New features are coming soon. Login with Facebook to get an early start and help us test them out!
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2008
Abuser names unreleased
The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Tuesday took 14 animals, mostly horses, away from a farm northwest of Regina and is investigating allegations of animal neglect.
Frances Wach, executive director of the SPCA in Saskatchewan, told CBC News that the action was taken on the advice of a veterinarian.
"In order for the SSPCA to seize animals, they need to be in distress," Wach said on Wednesday. "An animal is in distress if it's deprived of water, care or shelter, or is injured, sick, in pain or suffering."
The SSPCA reported that protection officers seized 13 horses and one pig from the farm, near the community of Findlater, about 60 kilometres northwest of Regina, and moved them to another property in the area.
Wach said the agency will conduct an investigation and that justice authorities could lay charges.
"When the matter is investigated, at that point a decision will be made as to whether charges are warranted in the situation," Wach said. "If it is the case that charges are warranted, charges may be laid under the Animal Protection Act or Criminal Code."
Wach declined to provide information about the circumstances of the case because it is under investigation.
Note: Classifications and other fields should not be used to determine what specific charges the suspect is facing or was convicted of - they are for research and statistical purposes only. The case report and subsequent updates outline the specific charges. Charges referenced in the original case report may be modified throughout the course of the investigation or trial, so case updates, when available, should always be considered the most accurate reflection of charges.
For more information regarding classifications and usage of this database, please visit the database notes and disclaimer.