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38 neglected dogs removed from Kamloops-area breeder

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 at 1:13 pm PDT

The BC SPCA says 38 neglected dogs were removed from a breeder in the Kamloops area (Courtesy BC SPCA)
Summary

BC SPCA says 38 miniature dachshunds were living in substandard, filthy conditions

10 adult dogs, 28 puppies were living in cages, are very fearful and not properly socialized

Owner of dogs was given opportunities to improve conditions, says BC SPCA

KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – The BC SPCA says dozens of miniature dachshunds have been removed from substandard and filthy conditions in the Kamloops area.

The SPCA says the 10 adult dogs and 28 puppies were living in cages with “excessive feces, high levels of ammonia from urine and surrounded by injurious objects.”

The dogs were also apparently very fearful and did not have proper social skills.

“This is a situation where the dogs were being kept in unacceptable conditions and were being bred for profit,” said Eileen Drever with the BC SPCA.

She says the SPCA had previously given the breeder an opportunity to improve the living conditions. She says when the owner didn’t step up, the organization got a warrant to take the dogs away from the property.

The pups are undergoing veterinary assessments and behavioural support with the SPCA. They are not currently available for adoption.

Anyone who wishes to donate to help the BC SPCA care for the animals can do so online.

There’s no word on any charges against the owner.