April 13th, 2024

Veterinarians alert police, leading to animal abuse charges against three in Calgary

By The Canadian Press on February 20, 2024.

Police in Calgary have charged three people in relation to two separate animal cruelty incidents after being alerted by local veterinary clinics. Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary on Thursday, April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – Police in Calgary have charged three people in relation to two separate animal cruelty incidents after being alerted by local veterinary clinics.

Investigators received a call on Jan. 7 after an unconscious 11-week-old puppy was brought in after consuming illegal drugs.

A month later, investigators executed a search warrant on a residence seizing a firearm, ammunition, illegal drugs, stolen property as well as another dog and nine additional puppies.

A man and woman were charged with causing damage to animals, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

The next day officers received a call from a different veterinary hospital about a severely injured dog and another that had reportedly been killed and a search warrant at another home recovered a firearm and two additional dogs.

Charges against a male suspect include killing or injuring animals, cruelty to animals and criminal harassment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published February 20, 2024.

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