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B.C. SPCA seizes nearly 100 neglected animals in Princeton

BC SPCA officials seized 97 animals from a Princeton property earlier this week.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED: BC SPCA
September 25, 2020 - 9:54 AM

The B.C. SPCA is looking after 97 animals rescued from a Princeton property earlier this week.

Animal protection officers executed a warrant on Sept. 23, and removed 43 puppies, 24 adult and senior dogs, 27 horses and three cats from a Princeton property after receiving a complain about animals in distress, according to a B.C. SPCA media release.

Chief prevention and enforcement officer for the SPCA, Marcie Moriarty, says the animals were in an extremely poor environment, in unsanitary living conditions, with a lack of shelter, overcrowding and poor ventilation.

They were also exposed to injurious objects, with some of the animals on short chains with no visible access to water.

The SPCA is accepting donations to help care for the 97 animals seized from a Princeton residence earlier this week.
The SPCA is accepting donations to help care for the 97 animals seized from a Princeton residence earlier this week.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED: BC SPCA

Moriarty says many of the animals are underweight or emaciated.

The animals are a range of breeds and breed crosses. One of the puppy litters is being treated for distemper while others are receiving treatment for other medical issues.

The dogs, puppies and cats are being cared for at B.C. SPCA facilities in Penticton and Kelowna, while the horses are being looked after at a facility in Armstrong.

Moriarty says two of the horses may have to be euthanized because of their condition.

“We have definitely had dealings with this individual before and have seized numerous animals from her. It is extremely frustrating because she frequently moves between properties and is known to hide animals from authorities,” Moriarty says.

The animals are not currently up for adoption, but donations to help with medical costs are urgently needed and appreciated. If you can help visit spca.bc.ca/help-now.


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