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Woman charged after kids left home alone

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 A 24 year-old woman is charged with failing to provide the necessities of life to a child, forcible confinement and cruelty to animals.

On Thursday night, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence located in Point Douglas to check on the wellbeing of children believed to have been left alone.

Officers confirmed that three children under the age of five years (two females, one male) had been left alone within the residence. It was also determined that three cats and two dogs were present.

It was determined that the conditions were unfit for habitation.

The children are presently in care and the animals have been seized.

The woman has been released on a promise to appear.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Child Abuse Unit.

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Updated on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM CST: altered headline

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