Nine neglected horses seized from rural property in Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS - The B.C. SPCA has seized nine horses from a rural property in Kamloops today.

B.C. SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk says investigators attended the property on East Shuswap Road today, Nov. 9.

She says the horses had inadequate food, water and shelter, and they will be placed in foster homes in the area for the time being.

"Some of the horses were a two-out-of-nine on the body conditioning scale," Chortyk says, which means the horses were very thin. 

Investigators dug up two dead horses to check their body conditions and they were considered one-out-of-nine on the scale.

"They basically starved to death," she says.

Investigators are still on scene and the owner of the property has not been identified or charged with any offences.

Chortyk says the exact location of the property will not be made public unless charges are approved in the case.

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