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Update: Quesnel Residents Rally Against Animal Abuse As Woman Accused Appears In Court

“There’s no excuse for animal abuse ” and “Repeat Offender, Stop the Abusers.”

Those are just two of the signs at a rally held outside the courthouse in Quesnel this morning to not only show support for animals but to say enough is enough when it comes to prosecuting and sentencing animal abusers.

Cindy Smith is one of the organizers…

“And it’s a gathering for all of us that really just have love for animals. They are living things, they unfortunately cannot speak for themselves, you’re going to probably see a lot of emotion here today, we’re going to keep this peaceful, but ya you’re going to see some tears.”

Between 50 and 60 people attended this morning’s rally.

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It was sparked by news earlier this month that a Quesnel woman, Karen Adams, was arrested in Innisfail, Alberta.

RCMP say she had eight dogs in a hotel room.

She is due back in court there today.

Adams and her daughter Catherine were convicted of animal cruelty back in 2015 following an SPCA investigation and part of their sentence was a 20-year ban on owning animals.

They are also being investigated in relation to the seizure of 16 animals from a property in Quesnel over the Canada Day long weekend.

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