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Massive dog seizure by B.C. SPCA in Williams Lake

One of the 46 dogs seized by the B.C. SPCA in Williams Lake. The dogs will have to undergo rehabilitation after being mistreated.
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February 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

WILLIAMS LAKE – The B.C. SPCA has seized 46 neglected dogs from a property north of Williams Lake and are recommending animal cruelty charges.

The dogs range in age from puppies to adults and are a variety of breeds including American Eskimo, border collie, husky and Samoyed crosses.

“The dogs were seized because of lack of shelter, poor sanitation and inadequate veterinary care and are now in care in several SPCA shelters,” Marcie Moriarty with the B.C. SPCA says.

Moriarty says the dogs are terrified of human contact and they are trying to help with their psychological distress through various treatments. The dogs will likely have to go to very specialized homes where the owners understand the dogs may never want close contact.

The SPCA has a veterinary behaviourist who will help will help with their recovery.

Moriarty is hopeful none of the dogs will have to be euthanized and the work done during the rehabilitation will make them adoptable.

“They are on a very long road to recovery, so any adoption wouldn’t be for some time,” she says.

It’s very likely once the rehabilitation is complete the dogs will be available for adoption at shelters in Kamloops and the Okanagan. The SPCA won't say where the dogs are currently being treated.

Moriarty says the SPCA will be recommending animal cruelty charges to Crown counsel in this case.

To help pay for the care of these dogs visit the B.C. SPCA website here.


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