Longueuil Police were called to a Brossard home where officers found a multitude of dogs living in unsanitary, neglectful conditions.
Police tended to several 911 calls from a 35-year-old man who claimed there were “intruders” inside of his home. Upon arrival, the SPAL (Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil) found 23 dogs who had been living with the man in an unhealthy and filthy environment.
Officers weren’t able to locate any intruders on the man’s property except the caller who was in “psychological distress,” according to the police force.
The man has been taken to a hospital in the South Shore and the 23 dogs have been left in the care of the MAPAQ, Quebec’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
L’équipe de l’EIPV du @policeSPAL intervient présentement dans une résidence du boulevard Lapinière à #Brossard. Un homme en détresse a été pris en charge par nos agents. Le MAPAQ est aussi sur place pour récupérer une vingtaine de chiens. Les détails https://t.co/sFegxgHBgM pic.twitter.com/ZikiG4CdUy
— Police de Longueuil (@PoliceSPAL) January 9, 2019
Longueuil Police say their force is now equipped with a team of special responders who deal with situations involving psychological distress and/or mental illness.
The SPAL encourages anyone living in questionable circumstances, harm, or neglect to come forward and contact the police, if necessary.
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