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B.C. SPCA seizes 20 animals in distress in Langley

The B.C. SPCA is treating 20 animals for various ailments after they were seized from a Langley property on Sunday.

The agency received a report about possible animal abuse, and found nine dogs, five birds, three cats, two rabbits and one pig in distress at the property.

The animals are now at the SPCA receiving care and veterinary treatment.

Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the B.C. SPCA, said there were concerns that the dogs had been in crates for long periods of time and that they may be dehydrated.

“All of the animals removed met the definition of distress under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Moriarty, in a statement.

“There were concerns in the complaint about dogs being crated for long periods of time, and with one exception, the dogs were crated without access to water when our officers arrived. We are currently completing veterinary assessments with regard to the animals’ medical issues.”

The dogs seized included two Maltese, one Rottweiler, one Labrador retriever, one border collie, one boxer, one collie mix, one poodle and one pitbull.

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