News Release: Edmonton Humane Society Seizes Large Number Of Animals From Local Pet Store

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY SEIZES LARGE NUMBER OF ANIMALS FROM LOCAL PET STORE Animal Protection Officers received concern of animals being abandoned EDMONTON, AB (February 28, 2018) – On Tuesday, February 27, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) Animal Protection Department seized a large number of animals from a local pet store located in West Edmonton Mall, after a concern was brought forward that the animals had been abandoned. This is a large seizure of animals that includes, but is not limited to, small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. “We received a call from someone concerned that these animals had been abandoned.  Our officers responded and determined that the concern was justified and began the process of seizing the animals and bringing them to EHS for proper care and attention,” said Peace Officer Bodnarchuk, Supervisor of Animal Protection Services. “The animals must undergo a mandatory hold period as outlined by the Animal Protection Act. Once that period has passed, EHS can determine next steps.” The seizure was in accordance with the Animal Protection Act (APA), Sections 3 and 4.1. A peace officer is of the opinion, on reasonable and probable grounds, that the owner or person in charge of the animal is not likely to ensure that the animal’s distress is relieved or to ensure that the animal’s distress will continue to be relieved, or [...]