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BC SPCA constables seize 106 animals in Cobble Hill

 October 7, 2011

October 7, 2011 update

BC SPCA special constables seized more animals yesterday in day two of an animal cruelty warrant in Cobble Hill. On Oct. 5 the SPCA seized 88 Berkshire pigs from a farm in the area, and yesterday officers returned to the property to seize two more pigs and 16 ducks.  The pigs, a rare breed of swine originating from Berkshire, England, were seized after their owner refused to comply with SPCA orders to improve the welfare of the animals.

“The pigs were living in extremely poor conditions without access to potable water,” said Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA. “The animals were also suffering from untreated parasites and medical problems and were being housed in a substandard and dangerous manner.” Moriarty said the BC SPCA is grateful to the BC Pork Producers Association for their cooperation and assistance with the warrant.  The owner of the seized animals is not a member of the association.

Photo caption: Sow and her babies recover at boarding farm after being seized from substandard conditions in an SPCA cruelty investigation.

The seized pigs are currently being boarded in the area and are under the care of the SPCA. The BC SPCA will be recommending charges of animal cruelty in the case.

The BC SPCA conducts more than  7,000 cruelty investigations each year and is reliant on donations from the public to continue its work. Your gift can help rescue an injured or neglected animal and bring abusers to justice. Please donate today.

 

October 6, 2011 

BC SPCA special constables have seized 88 Berkshire pigs from a property in the Cobble Hill area. The pigs, a rare breed of swine originating from Berkshire, England, were seized after their owner refused to comply with BC SPCA orders to improve the welfare of the animals.

“The pigs were living in extremely poor conditions without access to potable water,” said Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA. “The animals were also suffering from untreated parasites and medical problems and were being housed in a substandard and dangerous manner.”

She noted that BC SPCA officers are preparing to remove up to 25 more pigs from the property this week. Moriarty said the BC SPCA is grateful to the BC Pork Producers Association for their cooperation and assistance with the warrant.  The owner of the seized animals is not a member of the association.

The seized pigs are currently being boarded in the area and are under the care of the BC SPCA. The BC SPCA will be recommending charges of animal cruelty in the case.

The BC SPCA conducts more than  7,000 cruelty investigations each year and is reliant on donations from the public to continue its work. Your gift can help rescue an injured or neglected animal and bring abusers to justice. Please donate today.

Photo caption: Dozens of pigs are recovering in the care of a boarding facility after BC SPCA constables seized them from a property in Cobble Hill, earlier this week.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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