Mother arrested after 3 kids found alone, locked in room
A Winnipeg mother is facing several charges after three young children were found locked up in a room alone in a home.
Police responded to the Point Douglas area to check on the well being of the children that were believed to have been left home alone at about 11:40 p.m.
Officers found two girls and one boy ranging in age from four years old to two years old yelling at a window from a room where they had been left locked up.
Police also found two large dogs locked in kennels and three cats in the home.
Officers said the living conditions were deplorable after finding feces and bed bugs inside the residence.
The children have been removed from the home and are now in the care of Child and Family Services.
The animals, which police describe to have been in poor health, have also been seized by Winnipeg's Animal Services.
The 24-year-old mother is facing charges of failing to provide the necessities of life to a child, forcible confinement and cruelty to animals.
She has been released from custody with a promise to appear.
The child abuse unit continues to investigate.