The BC SPCA is urgently seeking help to care for 53 animals rescued from an Interior property earlier this month. SPCA constables removed 36 mini-horses, six cattle, five llamas, four goats and two emus, following complaints of animal neglect. Twenty of the mini-horses taken into care are pregnant.
“We have managed to find temporary foster homes for the animals, but the cost of their rescue and ongoing recovery is adding up quickly,” says Leiki Salumets, manager of equine and farm animal care for the BC SPCA. “The world is going through unprecedented times, but unfortunately animal cruelty has not stopped. If people are able to help, we urgently need ongoing financial support for these and other neglected and abused animals in our care.”
Salumets says the horses, who range in age from one to 20+ years, were badly matted and caked in mud, and were suffering from malnourishment, limb and hoof issues, eye problems, dental issues and hair loss due to lice. So far, the horses have been dewormed, vaccinated, deloused, groomed, and had dental exams and farrier work done.
“We will also be looking for permanent homes for these animals – more information is available on our adoption site at spca.bc.ca/adopt,” says Salumets.
If you can help, the BC SPCA would be grateful for your support.