Dozens of animal lovers gathered at the provincial courthouse in Quesnel, B.C, on Tuesday to call for tougher sentences for animal abusers, as one woman with an Alberta connection was set to appear in court.
Karin Adams had her first appearance in provincial court in Red Deer that same day, after she was found with eight dogs in a hotel in Innisfail, Alta., earlier this month.
Sixteen dogs were seized from the pair when they were in Quesnel on July 4. The BC SPCA said the dogs were being kept in crates too small for their size in a poorly ventilated area, with little or no access to water and with feces/urine-soaked matting.
Adams’ case was put over until Aug. 14.
Protesters took to the streets in Quesnel, marching around the downtown block with colourful signs to spread their message.