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B.C. SPCA seeks help after mini-horses, llamas, emus rescued from Interior property

Bridgette, recently rescued and needing help.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BC SPCA
March 24, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The B.C. SPCA is appealing for help to house more than 50 animals, including 36 mini-horses, recently rescued in the Interior.

The SPCA says it needs funds and help to find permanent homes for 53 animals rescued from an Interior property earlier this month. Along with 36-mini horses, the SPCA rescued six cattle, five llamas, four goats and two emus.

"We have managed to find temporary foster homes for the animals but the cost of their rescue and ongoing recovery is adding up quickly,” B.C. SPCA manager of equine and farm animal care Leiki Salumets said in a media release.

Some of the 53 animals recently rescued by the B.C. SPCA are pictured in these undated images.
Some of the 53 animals recently rescued by the B.C. SPCA are pictured in these undated images.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BC SPCA

"The world is going through unprecedented times but unfortunately animal cruelty has not stopped. If people are able to help, we urgently need ongoing financial support for these and other neglected and abused animals in our care."

The horses were found badly matted and caked in mud, and suffering from malnourishment, along with limb and hoof issues, eye problems, dental issues and hair loss due to lice. Twenty of the rescued horses are also pregnant.

The horses, which range in age from one year old to over 20, have been dewormed, vaccinated, deloused, groomed and had dental exams and farrier work done.

More information about adopting an animal can be found here.


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