Charges are pending after Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan recently seized more than 100 animals in distress from a home in Elrose.

The provincial agency seized 106 cats, two dogs, and one turtle on Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. as part of an animal protection act search warrant.

"(We) subsequently determined that there were a number of animals in distress," Don Ferguson, executive director of the Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan, said was the reasoning behind removing the animals.

Ferguson couldn't comment on the animals they seized specifically due to them being used as evidence, but he did explain their process once they seize an animal.

"We're required to deliver them to a caretaker because we're essentially an enforcement agency and don't have a shelter per se," he said. "That may be a humane society or SPCA and then provided all the care that's required, so veterinary care as well as if we owned the animals, which essentially we do once we've seized them, and we're required to provide the adequate food, water, shelter, and veterinary care as necessary for them."

Currently charges are pending in consultation with the Crown, Ferguson added.

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