24 small dogs and puppies and six cats have been removed from a puppy breeding operation near Lillooet, B.C.
The BC SPCA say the animals were all suffering from severe neglect.
Today’s announcement comes after they seized 16 dogs and four cats from the remote property earlier this month.
They had a further eight dogs and two cats surrendered to them over the weekend.
The BC SPCA’s chief prevention and enforcement officer, Marcie Moriarty, says the owner of the breeding operation is known to them, but “not to this extent.”
“Unfortunately this extent was the fact that the situation had gone downhill, and these animals were not being taken care of.”
All of the animals are being cared for at SPCA facilities in Kamloops and Kelowna.
The BC SPCA investigation continues and charges of animal cruelty may be recommended in the case.
With files from Jeremy Lye