Distressed dogs case heading toward resolution

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

A resolution may come next week for a woman charged after distressed dogs were recovered from an Innisfail motel earlier this year.

Karin Leanna Adams was originally scheduled for trial today in Red Deer provincial court. Instead, the case has been put over to Nov. 14.

The 46-year-old faces a long list of charges including harbouring more than three dogs, mischief, personating a peace officer, eight counts of fail to obtain a dog license, trespassing, criminal harassment, intimidation and driving without a valid license.

Eight dogs were seized by RCMP from a room at the Bluebird Motel in Innisfail on July 17. Innisfail Mounties said they also received a complaint of a woman posing as a law enforcement professional asking questions of a dog owner about her dog and allegedly trying to take it.

Adams was released on multiple conditions, including a prohibition from owning or residing in the same premises of any animal. She was arrested in September for breaching those conditions, though the details of how she violated them have not been released. Adams is tentatively scheduled for trial on four counts of breach of recognizance on May 1, 2019.

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