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B.C. SPCA seizes dozens of farm animals from Barriere property

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December 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM

KAMLOOPS - Dozens of farm animals have been seized by B.C. SPCA investigators from a rural Barriere property.

According to a news release, the SPCA removed 31 sheep, 19 piglets, 12 chickens, seven pigs, four goats and a rooster from the property on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

“The animals were living in very substandard conditions, with lack of adequate shelter, water or food,” Kathy Woodward, senior animal protection officer for the B.C. SPCA, said in the release.

Woodward said many of the animals were underweight, had little to no protection from the cold and their pastures had hazardous debris that could hurt them. One animal had an untreated broken leg.

“We’re very happy these animals are now getting the care they need and we hope to be able to find them new homes as soon as possible,” Woodward said.

She said the animals are currently in foster care in the Kamloops area.

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