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Emaciated horses recovered from Princeton property ready for adoption

Several emaciated horses rescued by the BC SPCA from a Princeton property in September have recovered and are now ready for adoption, the agency reported today, Dec. 10, 2020.
December 10, 2020 - 9:35 AM

The B.C. SPCA says 97 animals rescued from a Princeton property earlier this year are now legally under the guardianship of the SPCA as the animals recover and prepare for adoption.

The animals were rescued following a cruelty investigation at the end of September. Twenty-seven emaciated horses were part of the collection of animals, all of whom were put in strict quarantine. Unfortunately, several failed to survive.

Some of those that did survive are now ready for new homes.

The SPCA also removed 43 puppies, 24 adult and senior dogs and three cats from the property after receiving a complain about animals in distress.

The BC SPCA also had to fight a legal appeal in order to prevent the animals being sent back to their previous handlers.

The society said in a press release issued this morning, Dec. 10, the SPCA now has legal guardianship over the animals and is beginning the process of accepting applications for adoption.

Those wishing to apply to adopt a horse can visit https://spca.bc.ca/adoption/princeton97-horses/

— This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 to correct information provided by BC SPCA regarding the number of horses rescued.

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