The SPCA has seized 53 animals living in “devastating conditions” from a property in BC’s interior.
According to a release, the BC SPCA says 36 miniature horses, four goats, six cattle, five llamas, and two emus were removed from the property.
The organization says the horses were suffering from “horrifically overgrown hooves, caked in mud, riddled with lice and worms,” adding that 20 of the mares were pregnant.
“On top of this massive rescue, in these uncertain times, we need to be certain that we can continue to provide rescue and relief to animals that desperately need it,” said the BC SPCA.
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“Animals are still coming in and the shelters are doing their best to keep up with demand.”
It says countries hit with the COVID-19 earlier saw “massive abandonment” of animals and is requesting for urgent donations “to sure officers and shelter staff have everything they need to help every animal possible.”
More information about donating to the BC SPCA can be found here.