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Apartment suite overrun by dozens of cats shut down by Saskatoon’s fire department

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Saskatoon animal services rescue over 50 cats from apartment suite
Saskatoon animal protection officers rescued an estimated 50 to 60 cats from an apartment suite in the 2300 block of 17th Street West on Wednesday. The rescue occurred after inspectors from the Saskatoon fire department found a high accumulation of cat feces within the suite.

The Saskatoon Fire Department is shutting down an apartment suite in the 2300 block of 17th Street West because of a high accumulation of cat feces within the unit.

Complaints about the property led to an inspection by the fire department, which estimated there were 50 to 60 cats living in the single apartment suite upon arrival.

The animal control bylaw in Saskatoon doesn’t have any stipulations on how many pets you can have, but it does have regulations on feces and cleanliness.

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Acting chief Yvonne Raymer said the two human occupants of the apartment have been rehoused with the assistance of the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. and the Ministry of Social Services, while the cats will be placed in the care of Animal Protection.

The suite will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, with possible renovations, before the Fire Department deems it suitable for future tenants.

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