UPDATED: Rescued pups have a new lease on life

The BC SPCA has removed 30 animals from a breeder in Lillooet

UPDATE: April 30

All of the dogs rescued and brought to the Kelowna shelter have found new furever homes.

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UPDATE: April 25

There is sunshine, room to run and a lot of wagging tails at the Kelowna SPCA after 30 animals were rescued from a puppy mill in the Lillooet area.

Of the 30 rescued, 12 pooches have made their way to the Kelowna shelter where they are receiving some much-needed room to run, cuddles and medical and dental care.

The Kelowna shelter hopes to have eight of the 12 dogs up for adoption by this weekend.

As for the dog’s original owner, evidence is being gathered and it is not yet known whether the owner will be criminally charged.

To see who is up for adoption at the SPCA, click here.

ORIGINAL: April 24

Another puppy breeder in B.C. has had animals removed by the BC SPCA.

Constables took 24 small dogs and puppies along with six cats from a breeding operation near Lillooet.

All of the animals were suffering from severe neglect according to the SPCA’s Lorie Chortyk.

Earlier this month BC SPCA constables seized 16 dogs and four cats from the remote property. Then this past weekend a further eight dogs and two cats were surrendered to the SPCA.

Kent Kokoska, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA, said the canines taken into care include 15 Havanese and Havanese-cross dogs, eight Yorkie-cross dogs and one emaciated Husky cross.

“The dogs were kept in a filthy environment with high levels of ammonia from urine and they have serious dental disease and badly matted fur,” explained Kokoska. “Some of the dogs were being kept in a chicken coup filled with chicken and dog feces and one of the dogs and two puppies were being kept in a rodent cage.”

Kokoska said the four cats removed from the property were severely matted and were also living in filthy and hazardous conditions, without proper ventilation and light.

All of the animals are being cared for at SPCA facilities in Kamloops and Kelowna.

The BC SPCA investigation continues and charges of animal cruelty may be recommended in the case.

On April 20, constables removed 25 sick and neglected animals from a Mission property. These animals included nine pigs, three goats, three turkeys, two alpacas, two horses, a llama, a miniature horse, a miniature pony and a calf.

 

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