February 17, 2016 - 9:30 AM
VANCOUVER - Another 70 animals have been seized by the B.C. SPCA, less than a month after the animal welfare agency rescued more than six dozen dogs from a puppy mill.
Officials took 56 cats, 12 dogs and two puppies from a breeding and boarding facility in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday after a vet deemed they were all in distress, said spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk.
The cats are Persians and short-haired exotics, while the dogs include four French bulldogs, a poodle, a Boston terrier, a Chihuahua, a Rottweiler, a Doberman, a Jack Russell terrier, a Shiba Inu, a Pomeranian and the Pomeranian's two puppies.
The animals will be examined by SPCA staff to determine the extent of their injuries or illnesses and begin treatment.
Chortyk said she didn't have any information on the animals' specific conditions.
The seizure comes after the animal welfare agency took 66 dogs from a Langley puppy mill on Feb. 4.
Those dogs are doing great, but require further treatment before they can be adopted, Chortyk said.
"They've all been groomed and bathed and they're undergoing ongoing treatment," she said.
Some of the dogs fear humans because they spent their entire lives in cages and will need rehabilitation, Chortyk explained.
"But they're amazing animals and as soon as they're healthy, we'll put them up for adoption and hopefully they'll get amazing homes," she said.
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