Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Horses, Dogs Seized: Alberta Woman Faces More Than 60 Charges of Animal Cruelty

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Horses, Dogs Seized: Alberta Woman Faces More Than 60 Charges of Animal Cruelty

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Woman faces more than five dozen animal cruelty charges

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EVANSBURG, Alta. - RCMP say a woman already accused in the deaths of three horses on a rural property west of Edmonton is facing many more animal cruelty charges.

Police say 65 horses and six dogs were taken from the property near Entwistle on Tuesday.

The animals, who were alive but in various states of health, were taken to veterinary clinics or other facilities for care.

Patricia Moore, who is 48 and from Parkland County, faces a total of 63 charges of permitting or causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to animals.

Ross Atkinson, who is 50, faces the same charges in relation to the three dead horses.

Police began investigating after receiving reports in December of starving horses on a property near Entwistle. …

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