Dozens of animals seized from veteran Calgary dog breeder’s home

The Calgary Humane Society has seized more than 40 canines of various breeds from the residence of a veteran dog breeder. Humane society spokesman Brad Nichols said there were crowding issues as well as concerns that conditions in the home were inappropriate for housing animals.

  • May. 14, 2014 8:37 p.m.

CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society has seized more than 40 canines of various breeds from the residence of a veteran dog breeder.

Humane society spokesman Brad Nichols said there were crowding issues as well as concerns that conditions in the home were inappropriate for housing animals.

“It’s a high ammonia level. There’s feces and urine throughout the house,” said Nichols, who added it’s possible charges could be laid under animal protection legislation.

Police and bylaw officers were called to the residence Tuesday after a delivery person reportedly smelled a foul odour coming from the bungalow-style house.

Joanne Leussink, who lives nearby and was alerted by the delivery person, said she went into the house and was there less than five minutes before her eyes and throat started burning from the stench.

Bev Creed, who owns the home, told CTV Calgary that she has been dealing with her mother who has dementia.

Creed said her home wasn’t perfectly kept, but the dogs were not in distress.

“The house itself is not clean. The dogs themselves are clean. Their beds are clean. Their food is good. Their water is good,” she said.

Creed said having her animals taken from her is “extremely stressful.”

“I think it’s every dog owner’s nightmare that something like this would happen.”

Just Posted

Heat warning in effect for Central Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Central Alberta. Residents in… Continue reading

Red Deer Royals place second at Calgary Stampede parade

Royals depicted life in forest and portrayed destruction by human beings

Westerner Days parade set for Wednesday in downtown Red Deer

Over 30,000 people are expected to line up the streets of downtown… Continue reading

Storm rips through Central Alberta

Hail pelts region causing damage to farmland, plus communities in Ponoka, Bashaw and Stettler

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW — France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia… Continue reading

CFIA inspects after video shows pigs crammed into B.C. transport truck

The video shows pigs piled on top of one another in a transport truck on a “sweltering” hot day last week

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

CHICAGO — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in… Continue reading

Chicago police: Man killed by police appeared to be armed

CHICAGO — Footage from body-worn cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a… Continue reading

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

BERNALILLO, N.M. — A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three… Continue reading

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

BOSTON — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds… Continue reading

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top… Continue reading

Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California… Continue reading

Storm rips through Central Alberta

Hail pelts region causing damage to farmland, plus communities in Ponoka, Bashaw and Stettler

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes in B.C.

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month