Karin Adams and her daughter, Catherine, were sentenced for animal cruelty charges relating to animals seized by the BC SPCA from a property near Houston on Aug. 28, 2014. (Contributed photo)

Woman gets jail time for 2015 Alberta animal cruelty case

Catherine Adams, mother Karin, under 20-year ban on owning animals, stemming from 2014 case in B.C.

A longtime animal abuser has been sentenced to jail time after dozens of animals were seized from a home near a small community northeast of Calgary.

Catherine Adams was handed 90 days in jail in a provincial courtroom at Drumheller, Alta., on Friday.

Adams and her mother, Karin, were charged after police found 11 horses, 25 dogs and 17 birds in distress at their home near the village of Hanna, northeast of Calgary, in 2015.

The pair have a long history of animal abuse.

BC SPCA officials seized 16 dogs from their care at a home in Quesnel, B.C., last July.

Karin was found weeks later with eight dogs in terrible condition in a hotel room in Innisfail, Alta., and subsequently charged with impersonating a peace officer and mischief relating to interfering with property.

Both women are under a 20-year ban on owning animals following the seizure of several dogs and horses from a property in Houston, B.C, in 2014. Emaciation, parasite infestation, lack of food, water and medical treatment were among the conditions the animals.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

WATCH: CP Holiday Train supports Lacombe Food Bank

Madeline Merlo and JUNO Award nominee Scott Helman both performed

WATCH: Lacombe Community Health Centre officially opens its doors

17,000 sq. ft. building combines multiple Lacombe AHS services under one roof

Lacombe Composite Ecovision students closer to opening goat sanctuary

Ecovision students also selling beeswax wraps at Lacombe markets

Lacombe BBBS celebrates 30 years with Great Big Christmas Dinner

Holiday season also welcomes return of the Festival of Wreaths

WATCH: Lacombe Community Health Centre officially opens its doors

17,000 sq. ft. building combines multiple Lacombe AHS services under one roof

Man accused in toddler son’s death inept parent, not murderer: defence

Toddler’s body was found outside Good Shepherd Anglican Church in April 2017

Job numbers disappointing, but oil and gas growth expected in 2020: Kenney

Unemployment rate in Alberta rose to 7.2 per cent from 6.7 per cent last month

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Feds approve Alberta’s carbon tax on big industrial emitters

Tax will be applied on 10 per cent of emissions produced by the province’s biggest polluters

Appeal denied: Alberta’s top court upholds conviction of triple-murderer

Douglas Garland was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of a couple and their grandson

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

Most Read