Convicted animal abuser April Irving has appeal thrown out


Global News

REGINA – A judge has denied an appeal put forward by April Irving, challenging the sentence she received for abusing more than 80 dogs on her property near Foam Lake.

The case dates back to 2010, when dozens of dogs in distress were taken from Irving by the Saskatchewan SPCA.

In January 2015, the Alberta SPCA seized more than 200 dogs from her new residence near Milk River. Five dead dogs were also found on her property.

On Wednesday, Irving’s lawyer asked the judge to overturn the ten year ban she received on owning more than two animals at once in Saskatchewan. When it appeared the judge would not agree to that, Irving passed her lawyer a note, asking to have her $5,000 fine reduced.

The judge argued Irving lacked court transcripts from her original trial as evidence and dismissed the appeal, calling it useless.

“We’re really pleased this appeal…

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