Two dozen dogs, boa constrictor taken from 'unsanitary conditions' on Brossard property
Police arrived at the residence Wednesday morning to find a man in psychological distress
The SPCA is assessing the health of 24 dogs and a boa constrictor after the animals were seized from a residence on Montreal's South Shore.
Longueuil police received a 911 call Wednesday from a man, 35, living on La Pinière Boulevard in Brossard, who said there were intruders in his house.
Officers arrived to find the man in psychological distress and the animals living in unsanitary conditions.
Longueuil police spokesperson Melanie Mercille said officers trained in mental health issues were called to the scene, along with Quebec's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) and the SPCA.
"He [was] confused so that's why he was taken to a hospital to receive help," Mercille said.
There were at least eight Huskies and many puppies among the dogs seized, according to police.
The animals are now under the care of the SPCA Roussillon in Saint-Constant and are being evaluated by a vet.
Some of the animals were found covered in excrement and urine, according to the executive director of SPCA Roussillon, Pierre Bourbonnais.
With files from Jay Turnbull, Radio-Canada and La Presse Canadienne