The BC SPCA is executing a warrant to remove animals from a property in Langley.
It follows complaints the animals were in distress.
So far, 18 cats and 21 farm animals have been removed, and with the warrant, the SPCA hopes to remove dozens more.
“Certain animals have definitely been identifies as suffering from emaciation, malnutrition, and other medical issues are being identified.”
Chief Prevention Enforcement Officer Marcie Moriarty says 40 dogs are being checked at the property.
The SPCA says the animals are not part of a puppy/cat mill or breeding situation.
“I can confirm this is definitely not a bad breeding situation, this is not a repeat of the Langley 66.”
The cats and any dogs who are removed will be sheltered and examined at the Vancouver SPCA.
Moriarty says there could be more animals as officers search the property.
She says it’s too early to speculate charges.