The BC SPCA is seeking help to provide on-going care and loving new homes for a large number of horses seized in a cruelty investigation last month.
On Dec. 15th, 2018, “27 neglected horses were rescued from a Langley property suffering from lack of nutrition, lice infestation, overgrown hooves, rainscald from inadequate shelter and lack of access to water. They were living in unsanitary and muddy pastures and paddocks with hazardous objects strewn about” reads a statement.
For the past six weeks, “BC SPCA staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to provide initial medical care and help for the horses while legal custody was being resolved” continues the statement.
The SPCA has full legal ownership of the animals now and finding them new homes is top priority.
“These horses have been through a lot,” says Const. Eileen Drever. “Some have emotional and physical scars that will take time to heal”.
The cost of intake for the 27 horses and their medical treatment and care to date exceeds $30,000.
The BC SPCA investigation into the case continues.