CANMORE - Fifteen people were arrested Saturday morning (Nov. 16) after allegedly breaking in to a local kennel to “protest the treatment of the dogs,” according to RCMP.
An RCMP statement said Canmore members were called to Mad Dogs & Englishmen east of Canmore at around 8:20 a.m. after approximately 30 protestors “broke into the kennels” at the dog sled tour company.
Of the 15 arrested, 14 are adults and one is a youth.
“At this time, the accused are facing criminal charges of Break and Enter to commit Mischief,” wrote Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater, an RCMP spokesperson.
All of the accused were released and are scheduled to appear in Canmore Provincial Court on Jan. 15 for first appearance.
The names of the charged adults are not being released at this time. The charged youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The Outlook will update this story when more information is available.