Calgary Humane Society peace officers have charged Furever Homes Rescue Society and its president in connection to an incident back in September.

Furever Homes Rescue Society and President Carmen Elaraj were charged on December 2nd in connection to distress caused to a dog over a three day period in September of 2013.

“There are animal care duties prescribed by the Animal Protection Act which are legal obligations whether it relates to a single pet or to a larger population in a retail or shelter setting. Adequate medical care is not optional. When an animal is suffering, that suffering must be rectified,” said Brad Nichols, Manager, Cruelty Investigations.

Elaraj will appear in Provincial court on January 27, 2014.