More Than 100 Horses Seized in Canada

More than 100 horses are in the care of the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after being removed from a farm near Calgary earlier this week.

Alberta SPCA Executive Director Terra Johnston said the investigation into the horses' condition began after a tipster contacted the agency about the animals. Acting on a warrant, agency investigators along with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) personnel visited the property April 18 and found the horses without adequate feed, Johnston said.

After a veterinary examination, the animals were deemed in compromised condition and removed from the property.

"They are now in a caretaking facility receiving care," Johnston said.

The RCMP is investigating the condition of 200 head of cattle also discovered on the property.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed, Johnston said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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