Cat and dog rescued from southeast Calgary storage facility
Both animals were in crates hidden under boxes, the cat had tape wrapped around its head
Police and bylaw officers are investigating after a cat and a dog were found in kennels hidden under boxes in a southeast Calgary storage facility unit.
Det. Andy Nguyen said the cat had tape wrapped around its mouth and head, which was removed by a veterinarian.
Both animals are now recovering.
Police were called Friday by staff at a storage facility in the 4800 block of 80th Avenue S.E. after hearing sounds coming from a rental unit.
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"It was very clear to them, it was the sounds of a dog and a cat," said Nguyen.
"Once we cut the lock and gained entry, there were a number of items and boxes that were kept in the locker and those had to be removed to finally locate the two animals. The dog was in a kennel under some boxes. The cat was in a travel cage as well."
Police are now looking to speak with the person who rented the unit, said Nguyen, noting the name listed on the contract is a man in his 20s who is wanted on a warrant for an unrelated matter.
"The person does have an outstanding animal bylaw warrant," he said.
"It was a summons for an offence ... it's basically a bylaw ticket they failed to look after."
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from Kate Adach