Exotic animals, rabbits seized from Bowness basement

The Calgary Humane Society has seized more than 50 allegedly neglected exotic animals from a basement suite in Bowness.

Calgary Humane Society removes more than 50 allegedly neglected animals

The Calgary Humane Society has seized more than 50 exotic animals, as well as rabbits and birds, from a basement in Bowness. (Calgary Humane Society)

The Calgary Humane Society has seized more than 50 neglected exotic animals from a basement suite in Bowness, officials say.

The animals included snakes and other reptiles as well as fish, rodents, birds and rabbits.

Some were dead.

Humane society officials say the animals had been obtained for free from the online classified ad site Kijiji.

"This is a good reminder, when rehoming an animal, make sure to assign a financial value to the pet so that the new home will value and properly care for the animal," said the humane society in a statement.

The surviving animals are now under emergency care.

(Calgary Humane Society)
(Calgary Humane Society)
(Calgary Humane Society)