Humane Society seizes 40 animals from southwest home

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 25, 2018

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And sources confirmed to Postmedia the subject of the investigation has two previous convictions for permitting or causing distress to animals.

A search warrant was issued under the Animal Protection Act and 40 dogs, cats, birds and reptiles were seized by humane society investigators.

During the investigation, police found 20 long rifles, which has resulted in charges.

Calgary police and CHS officers were assisted by the RCMP, Tsuut'ina Police and Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers, as well as the Calgary Fire Department's Hazmat support units, EMS and city officials.

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Fred Albert Brokop, 56, of Calgary is charged with one count of breaching a court order and 15 weapons-related charges.

Brokop is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. "The animals seized in distress will be treated at Calgary Humane Society as the investigation continues", said Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations in a statement on Wednesday.

According to police, officers were called in to assist because of the size of the proprerty and other safety concerns, including the possibility of weapons.

The seizure operation began before 9 a.m. and continued throughout most of the day on Tuesday.

"In this case, because of the scale of the property being searched and other safety concerns, we needed to be prepared for a multitude of different scenarios", he said.

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