Monday, June 19, 2017

Calgary woman fined $5,000 for cruelty to 89 cats

Ruth Sogz has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after 89 cats were removed from her home, many of them in medical distress.

Calgary Humane Society peace officers inspected her home and removed all of the Maine coon cats from the residence after determining the severity of the medical and environmental concerns.

She pleaded guilty to charges under the Animal Protection Act and received a $5,000 fine and a lifetime prohibition from owning all but two cats which have been fixed so they can no longer breed.