Two dogs were seized, and an investigation by police started, after allegations of abuse at a northeast Edmonton vet clinic.
The investigation suggests that between August 2015 and April 2016 two dogs were mistreated at the Hollick Kenyon Veterinary Clinic. The allegations reported to police include reports of confining the two animals for long periods of time, restricting food, and even punching and kicking the two.
The dogs were seized by Animal Care and Control officers in April and they alerted the Edmonton Police Service shortly after.
Jun Yang, the 47-year-old owner of the clinic, has been charged criminally with willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal, and three charges under the Animal Protection Act: causing an animal to be in distress, failing to ensure animal has adequate food and water and failing to provide animal with adequate shelter, ventilation and space.
Police are looking for witnesses to come forward, and worry there may be more animals that were allegedly abused. If you have anything to report you can call the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online. (kb)