18 animals in distress seized from breeder near Nanaimo
June 11, 2009
The BC SPCA has seized 18 animals in distress from a Nanaimo-area breeder. Five small breed dogs, including shih tzus, poodles, chihauhaus, and lhasa apso mixes, eight small breed puppies, four birds and one cat were taken into SPCA care after their owner failed to provide proper care. "The animals were housed in extremely unsanitary conditions, living in unventilated areas filled with excrement," says Const. Tina Heary of the BC SPCA. "The dogs also had internal and external parasites and dental disease, and the floors in the small area where the puppies were housed were covered in broken glass and pottery."
For more information, read our press release.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
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