Laura Baziuk | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
The BC SPCA has removed 45 mini-poodles from a home in Victoria, calling it a case of 'hoarding.'
SPCA spokeswomean Lorie Chortyk says the owner, living in Brentwood Bay, failed to get rid of some of the animals, as instructed by the society.
Staff have recovered 35 adults and nine puppies, who are now being looked after by veterinarians.
One dead dog was also removed.
"Really, this is a case of hoarding behaviour where he just let the animals breed and in-breed again, and collected the animals and just wasn't able to care for them, but wasn't able to let them go."
She says the SPCA had been trying to intervene over the past year, but the dogs' living conditions weren't serious enough for staff to legally do so.
The owner has 14 days to apply to get the dogs back.
If that can't happen, the dog will go up for adoption.