57 animals who were in the care of a woman at a Surrey farm last month were found in distress.
Now, the SPCA says they’re on the mend and the women will now have charges recommended against her.
Senior Animal Protection Officer Eileen Drever says many of the animals were malnourished.
“There were a number of dogs, 35 dogs, 6 cats, and 16 horses. They were kept in conditions which there welfare needs were not being met. All the animals we removed from the property all met the definition of being in distress.”
Charges will soon be recommended.
“We’re hoping to get that done within the next week or two. We will be recommending charges pursuant to the prevention of cruelty to animals act, and that’s our provincial legislation and also the Criminal Code of Canada.”
Meanwhile, the Cruelty Investigations Department is hosting an Adopt-A-Thon for the horses.
“Next Saturday, between 12 and 4, they will be available for viewing to the public, and we’re hoping to find their forever homes.”
The Adopt-A-Thon will take place at the SPCA Surrey location.