After a public complaint was given to the Alberta SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty) about some cattle near Delia, police, as well as the SPCA, executed a search warrant.
They found that the majority of the 210 animals found on the property were ‘in distress’ with the investigators able to move all of them to a safe location within the region that the SPCA partners with.
A handful of the animals on site were found dead.
Although no specific location for their sanctuary can be revealed, Dan Kobe, SPCA communications manager said, “We don’t haul them all the way across Alberta. We find someplace that makes sense relative to where the animals were taken [from] that is appropriate for the species of animal.”
RCMP were on scene to keep the peace.
“Oftentimes when we know the situation can be emotional we bring along members of the RCMP or local police detachment just to help keep the peace so that is why the RCMP was there.”
The incident is still under investigation.
The SPCA will have up to six months to lay charges if there is a reason to.