57 abused animals rescued by BC SPCA in Surrey

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The BC SPCA announced they have rescued 57 abused and neglected animals from a home in Surrey on Tuesday, August 11, and now they are appealing to the public for donations.

A total of 35 dogs, 16 horses and six cats are now in the care of the animal rescue non-profit. They say the animals were found severely malnourished without access to food, water or shelter. The horses had cracked hooves that needed filing.

The dogs were initially rushed to the Vancouver SPCA shelter and hospital for examinations and treatment, but will be distributed to other locations throughout Metro Vancouver for adoption.

The horses will be particularly difficult to adopt, since they have many special needs and require unique care.

Image: BC SPCA

Image: BC SPCA

“Whenever we have a large seizure of animals it puts added strain on our financial and staff resources,” said BC SPCA Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer Marcie Moriarty in a statement.

“The BC SPCA would be grateful for any donations to help support the ongoing care and treatment for these animals and we hope that new, loving homes can be found for them as soon as possible.”

The total cost for all the animals is estimated at $20,000.

“We would greatly appreciate any help members of the public can give us in finding permanent, good homes for these wonderful animals,” said Moriarty.

If you would like to donate to help these animals, go to spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency.

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