More than 800 sheep and four dogs have been seized from a farm in southern Saskatchewan following an RCMP and Saskatchewan SPCA investigation into allegations of inadequate care of animals.

According to RCMP, the animals were removed from a farm in the Rural Municipality of Key West about 30 kilometres north of Bengough, Sask., on April 1.

They said an investigation, which began in February, led to the seizures as well as charges against a Moose Jaw resident.

Moose Jaw is about 100 kilometres north of the location of the farm.

Three charges were laid, RCMP said:

  • 1 count of causing unnecessary suffering to sheep.
  • 1 count of failure to provide adequate food and shelter for sheep.
  • 1 count of wilfully causing sheep to be in distress.

A court date on the charges was set for June, in Assiniboia.

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