SPCA lays 54 charges in horse cruelty investigation
The Alberta Society of Prevention for Cruelty to Animals said it was asked to help RCMP remove an unknown number of animals from a property near Evansburg, Alta., which was the focus of an animal-cruelty investigation.
The man and woman charged by RCMP in the horse cruelty case west of Edmonton are now also facing charges from the Alberta SPCA.
Patricia Lynn Moore, 48, and Ross Andrew Atkinson, 50, are each facing nine counts of causing an animal to be in distress, nine counts of failing to provide adequate food and water and nine counts of failing to provide adequate care when an animal is wounded or ill.
Police seized 65 horses and six dogs from Moore’s Evansburg, Alta., property in early January after three horses were found dead.
The SPCA said the two are scheduled to appear in court March 11.