Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 March 18, 2010

The BC SPCA is urgently seeking homes for 35 cats who were seized in a major cruelty investigation last October. The sick and badly-neglected cats were rescued from deplorable conditions in a Delta residence and have been receiving medical attention and rehabilitation at the BC SPCA's animal protection centre in Chilliwack since the seizure. "The cats were suffering from a wide range of serious physical and psychological issues, but through the ongoing care and dedication of our staff we feel that many are now ready to be adopted into loving homes," said Ivanna Ferris, manager of the branch. 

Ferris adds that the extensive rehabilitation required by the cats would not have been possible without the support of veterinarians who came forward to provide free or reduced services for dental surgery and other procedures. "We are very grateful to Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic, Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, Valley Veterinary Services, Family Pet Hospital, Cheam View Veterinary, Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic, Kent Veterinary Clinic and Agassiz Animal Hospital for all of their help."

Ferris said some of the cats will need ongoing help to feel comfortable being handled "but they have come such a long way; given everything they have suffered, we would really like to find them loving homes where they will get the care and attention they deserve."

Because the Chilliwack Branch serves as an animal protection centre for animals seized in cruelty investigations it is open to the public by appointment only. Anyone wishing to visit the cats available for adoption is invited to call the branch at 604-823-6612.

For more information, please read the full press release.

Each year the BC SPCA's animal protection officers conduct close to 6,000 cases of animal cruelty and neglect. Help animals like Dudley (pictured above), by supporting our life-saving cruelty investigations team with a gift to the Heroes Fund for Animal Protection today.

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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