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iN VIDEO: SPCA investigation leads to surrender of 99 budgies in West Kelowna

One of 99 budgies surrendered to B.C. SPCA by someone in West Kelowna.

Someone in West Kelowna has surrendered 99 budgies to the care of the B.C. SPCA following an investigation by the animal protection organziation.

“The guardian was not able to care for such a large number of birds properly, resulting in numerous health and sanitation issues,” SPCA senior officer Eileen Drever in a media release issued today, Aug. 25. “Our officers provided food, fans and other support while working with the individual to surrender the birds so that they could get the on-going care they needed.”

The birds were taken to the Kelowna SPCA branch yesterday but some will be transferred to other shelters to make sure there is enough space and staff available.


Some of the birds remained at the residence under orders of care and the SPCA will be checking on them next week.

“If we are not satisfied that the required changes have been made, we will be taking more animals into our care," Drever said.

The SPCA said animals arriving following a protection investigation are often in need of emergency care due to poor living conditions. They can be malnourished, riddled with parasites, under socialized and more.

“Because of the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the province, we will keep the birds in quarantine for 30 days,” she said. “Once the quarantine period is up we will be looking for homes for them all.”

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