Calgary breeder faces $5,000 fine after 89 cats removed from home
The Calgary Humane Society says about 60 of the 89 cats had to be put down, while the remaining ones were put up for adoption.
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CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society says a local cat breeder has been fined $5,000 after 89 animals in poor health needed to be removed from a home.
The agency says Ruth Sogz is also prohibited from owning cats beyond two that have been fixed so they can no longer breed.
Sogz pleaded guilty to charges under the Animal Protection Act last week.
Animal welfare officers were called to a home in a neighbourhood west of downtown in April 2016.
Senior manager of investigation Brad Nichols says officers found many Maine coon cats with severe respiratory conditions because of the amount of urine and feces that had built up.
Nichols says about 60 of the cats had to be put down, while the remaining ones were put up for adoption.