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Calgary man faces multiple animal cruelty charges

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm MST

Rescued kittens are shown in Alix, Alta., in this recent handout photo. Fifteen cats and kittens are safe and warm at an animal shelter after being found in plastic storage boxes at the side of a highway in central Alberta. The Saving Grace Animal Society says the felines were discovered in the taped-up tubs near train tracks between Erskine and Stettler.The boxes had air holes punched in them, but the kittens were soaked in their own urine and feces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Saving Grace Animal Society

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A Calgary man is facing a shopping list of animal cruelty charges.

Last November Calgary Police were informed of alleged abuse towards two cats in Calgary, during their investigation detectives found six cats they believe were abused.

Two of the cats were so severely injured they had to be put down, the other four had injuries that were consistent with abuse.

Calgary Police have charged 19-year-old Cole Ehbrecht, police believe that the man either owned the cats or had access to them between December 2017 and November 2018.

“We rely on information from the public as well as outside agencies so that we can intervene and protect animals suffering abuse,” says Detective Shawna Baldwin of the Calgary Police Service District 4 General Investigations Unit. “We continue to work extremely closely with our partners at The Calgary Humane Society to ensure that all animals are protected.”

Ehbrecht is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.