Quesnel’s provincial government building. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel’s provincial government building. Melanie Law photo

Trial date set for convicted animal abuser Catherine Adams

Adams will be facing her breach of probation charges in court on Dec. 10

  • Oct. 15, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Catherine Jessica Adams will be back in Quesnel Court on Dec. 10 to face her breach of probation charge.

Adams appeared at the Quesnel Law Courts on Oct. 9 to set the trial date.

She was charged with breaching her probation order on June 29, 218, according to files accessed via B.C. Court Services Online.

The probation order prohibited her from owning or having custody of an animal.

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Catherine — along with her mother Karin Adams — had 16 dogs seized from a property in Quesnel in June 2018, after an SPCA investigation found the dogs were being kept in crates too small for their size in a poorly ventilated area with little or n access to water and with feces- and urine-soaked matting.

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The probation order was a condition of Catherine’s 2015 sentencing in Smithers Provincial Court, where she was found guilty of causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal and causing/permitting the animal to be in distress.

Emaciation, poor living conditions, parasite infestation, lack of food, water and medical treatment were among the conditions affecting some of the dogs and horses in Catherine and Karin’s care at the time.

Karin was also found guilty in Smithers in 2015 of causing or permitting an animal to be in distress.

The SPCA said in July it would be recommending new charges of animal cruelty for both women due to the Quesnel incident, although charges have not yet been laid.

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