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Neglected dogs rescued in Penticton

Three dogs are pictured in this contributed photo huddling together in a kennel on Scott Avenue in Penticton. The dogs were rescued by the B.C. SPCA yesterday, Jan. 23, 2017.
Image Credit: Contributed/Lauri Price
January 24, 2017 - 3:00 PM

PENTICTON - Lauri Price is breathing a sigh of relief today after three neglected dogs were seized from a neighbour's property in Penticton yesterday.

A B.C. SPCA animal protection officer, the RCMP and a vet seized two springer spaniels and a rottweiller-cross from the home on Scott Avenue yesterday morning, Jan. 23.

“The dogs were very sick," Price says.

She first noticed the animals several months ago, but says she has been frustrated in her efforts to get the authorities to investigate.

“I wish I’d gone to the media sooner, because that’s what really got this ball rolling,” she says. “It was heartbreaking to watch. Seeing them rescued was an emotional moment for me."

Animal protection officer Kathy Woodward says charges against the animals' owner are being contemplated.

“It was clear neglect. Two of the dogs have ear infections," Woodward says. One of the dogs will need dental treatment.

“One remained at the vet clinic overnight on fluids, and all had yeast infections and demodex (mites) on their pads from living in urine, feces and mud.”

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