After a nearly four month investigation, a Calgary cat breeder has been charged after 89 Main Coon cats were removed from a West Hillhurst home in April.
The Calgary Humane Society has charged 57 year old Ruth Sogz with permitting animals to be in distress. Investigators went into a home and determined all the animals needed to be removed because of environmental and medical concerns.
Officials say it’s uncommon to see such a number of animals in a residential setting and many of the cats were suffering from serious communicable disease.
Brad Nichols, senior manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations, says it’s important cat breeders of any species know their limits concerning space, time and finances.
Two thirds of the cats had to be put down.