Woman facing 47 charges in horse cruelty case appears in court
Patricia Moore attends court in Stony Plain on July 21, 2020. Her trial will begin July 29, 2020.
EDMONTON -- A trial date will be set for a woman facing dozens of animal cruelty charges after 65 horses were seized from a Parkland County ranch last year.
Patricia Moore appeared in Stony Plain court Tuesday morning.
She faces a total of 47 criminal charges by the RCMP and Alberta SPCA under the Animal Protection Act.
In January 2019, Mounties seized 65 horses from a rural address west of Edmonton where three horses were found dead.
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The charges against her include willfully causing pain, injury or suffering to an animal; killing, maiming, or injuring an animal; and failing to provide proper care to an animal.
Moore will appear in court again to set a trial date on July 29.
Moore was fined and banned from owning more than two horses at once in 2012 after a court convicted her of allowing horses in her care to be "in distress."
Half of the horses seized in January were sold at auction later that year.
A previous version of this story reported Moore's trial would start on July 29. In fact, a date will be set for a trial on July 29.