Animal Cruelty Case Back In Court In the Fall for Sentencing
June 29, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 – 2:17 PM
By Sara Buchan
The animal cruelty case against a Fort St. John woman returns to court in Grande Prairie in November.
54-year old Debra Holden will be sentenced on a guilty plea to allowing an animal to be in distress.
Back in July of last year Grande Prairie RCMP arrested a woman at a campsite after discovering a dead dog and a burning kennel in a fire pit.
Witnesses told police of another injured dog, and Mounties searched the bush but couldn’t find it.
Holden was originally charged with injuring or endangering animals, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.
The Alberta Animal Protection Act allows for fines of as much as $20,000 and bans on owning pets.