Airdrie's Municipal Enforcement has confirmed that although no additional charges have been laid with regard to local animal rescue EJ Rescue; the investigation is continuing. 

"We continue to investigate and act on any additional information pertaining to EJ Rescue that we become aware of," a written statement from Municipal Enforcement read.

Though no specific details about the investigation were enumerated, Municipal Enforcement added that the existing charges are now in the Court system.

"It would be improper for us to discuss them further, as it may impact any prosecution or investigation going forward."

Last month, two charges were laid in relation to an investigation regarding EJ Rescue Foundation. Airdrie's Municipal Enforcement confirmed that one charge fell under the business license bylaw, while the other pertained to the provincial Animal Protection Act.

The charges came after the city's municipal enforcement officers seized 15 more dogs, a week after The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had also been at the Airdrie business, seizing dogs.

Previously, Sgt. Tomlinson of Airdrie's Municipal Enforcement said that a total of 44 dogs were seized from the business, adding that during the last seizure in December, no more dogs remained at the rescue.

Despite the ongoing investigation into the rescue organization, some local activists have voiced frustration that not enough is being done to bring awareness to the issue. A local woman whose online petition garnered over 2,500 signatures, addressed to both the city's Mayor and the Alberta SPCA, staged a small protest with others this past weekend in front of city hall. According to an online update, the protests aim to, 'bring awareness to EJ as well as let the City of Airdrie this is not going away.'

Though EJ Rescue had been previously active on social media platforms, the organization has not posted since December 9, 2023. 

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