Woman accused of harbouring distressed dogs arrested for breaching conditions

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
September 12, 2018 - 5:44pm

A woman charged after distressed dogs were found at a motel in Innisfail two months ago is behind bars for allegedly breaching her release conditions.

Karin Adams, 46, of no fixed address is charged harbouring more than three dogs, mischief, personating a peace officer, eight counts of fail to obtain a dog license, trespassing and driving without a valid license.

The dogs were seized from a room at the Bluebird Motel in Innisfail on July 17.

Adams was released with multiple conditions including a prohibition from owning, having the custody or control of or being in the same premise of any animal. She was arrested last week on four counts of breaching her recognizance and is in custody at the Red Deer Remand Centre and is to appear in court Friday.

No details have been released in regards to how Adams is believed to have breached her recognizance.

Adams and her daughter, Catherine, were convicted of animal cruelty in B.C. and are banned from owning animals in that province for 20 years.

Catherine is currently awaiting sentencing for different animal cruelty charges out of Hanna in 2015 after nine malnourished horses, 25 dogs and 17 birds were seized from a property owned by the pair. Charges against Karin relating to this case were dropped.

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