Calgary Humane Society seizes almost 100 animals from southeast home
CALGARY – The Calgary Humane Society has removed 92 animals from a southeast home, saying they were discovered in unsanitary living conditions.
The organization says dozens of rabbits and hamsters were found suffering from medical neglect and living in inadequate space.
The animals were removed from the home by peace officers, in collaboration with Calgary police.
According to the Humane Society, about a quarter of the animals had to be euthanized as a result of their poor condition.
Anthony and Chris Berry were arrested on Thursday.
Both are facing 92 counts of willfully causing or permitting unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal — as well as 92 counts of fail to provide adequate food, water, shelter and care for an animal.
“We are just thankful we were able to remove these animals from a very bad situation and there will be accountability for their suffering,” said Brad Nichols, Humane Society.
Due to the seizure, the Calgary Humane Society says they have an abundance of rabbits available for adoption.