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BC SPCA seizes more than 3 dozen dogs, puppies from Kamloops-area breeder

Ten adults and 28 puppies were seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers from a property in the Kamloops-area due to unacceptable and filthy living conditions.
April 08, 2021 - 2:00 PM

Over three dozen miniature dachshunds were removed by BC SPCA officers from a Kamloops-area property recently due to "filthy" conditions.

When animal protection officers arrived, they found the dogs living in cages and other areas with "excessive feces, high levels of ammonia from urine and surrounded by injurious objects," according to a BC SPCA media release issued today, April 8.

They removed 10 adults and 28 puppies from a property where Eileen Drever, senior officer of protection with BC SPCA, said they were bred for profit in unacceptable conditions.

"We had attended the property and given the owner opportunities to improve the conditions for the animals as is required under our legislation," Drever said in the release. "But when the owner did not comply, a warrant was obtained to remove the dogs for their safety and well-being."

The dachshunds are poorly socialized and very fearful, the SPCA said. They will receive on-going care and behavioural support, but are not currently available for adoption.

"Whenever we have a large-scale intake of animals from a cruelty investigation, it puts a tremendous strain on our resources," Drever said.

If you wish to make a donation to help pay for the treatment the dogs need, go to the BC SPCA web page here.

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