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30 Dachshund dogs seized by BC SPCA from Okanagan breeder

BC SPCA officers have seized 30 Dachshund dogs living in unsanitary conditions from Okanagan breeder.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/BC SPCA

BC SPCA officers have seized 30 Dachshund dogs living in unsanitary conditions from Okanagan breeder.

The dogs seized ranged in age from four months old to five years old, according to a BC SPCA media release issued today, Sept. 21. The SPCA doesn't say when the dogs were seized or where in the Okanagan the breeder was located. 

Many of the dogs had health conditions such as dental disease, overgrown nails and exposure to high ammonia levels, the SPCA said.

The dogs were kept in small crates in which the beds were covered in urine and feces.

Three of the Dachshund dogs seized from an Okanagan breeder by the BC SPCA.
Three of the Dachshund dogs seized from an Okanagan breeder by the BC SPCA.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/BC SPCA

“When our animal protection officers arrived on site, the smell of ammonia permeated the house," Eileen Drever with the SPCA said in the release. "They found that the dogs were primarily kept in a basement where urine was soaked into the wooden shelves holding dog crates.

“Although they had occasional outside access, it was clear that these little ones spent most of their time without proper ventilation or comfort.”

As a result of not being socialized, the dogs were found to be fearful.

"They are all currently under the care of a veterinarian and are receiving all the love and attention they deserve," Drever said.

The SPCA didn't say if the dog breeder is facing any charges.

One of the dogs seized receives care from a BC SPCA staff member.
One of the dogs seized receives care from a BC SPCA staff member.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/BC SPCA

The dogs are not currently available for adoption.

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