The BC SPCA seized 20 animals from a Langley property yesterday (Jan. 19) after receiving a report that the animals were in distress. Nine dogs, five birds, three cats, two rabbits and one pig are now in SPCA custody receiving care and veterinary treatment.
“All of the animals removed met the definition of distress under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA. “There were concerns in the complaint about dogs being crated for long periods of time, and with one exception, the dogs were crated without access to water when our officers arrived. We are currently completing veterinary assessments with regard to the animals’ medical issues.”
The dogs seized included two Maltese, one Rottweiler, one Labrador retriever, one border collie, one boxer, one collie mix, one poodle and one pitbull.