New homes sought for seized horses

Charges pending more than a month after 57 animals taken from Surrey farm.

Maggie is one of 16 horses rescued from a property in south Cloverdale Aug. 11

More than a month after dozens of neglected animals were seized from a south Cloverdale property, several of the rescued horses are ready to find new homes.

On Aug. 11, investigators with the BC SPCA seized 57 animals – including 35 dogs, 16 horses and six cats –  in a case described by senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever as “disgusting.”

The horses rescued from that farm have been treated for malnutrition and other medical issues, and are now ready to be adopted.

“These animals were in serious distress when we took them into our care and we would love to see them adopted by wonderful new guardians who will ensure that they live the rest of their lives free from suffering and pain,” Drever said in a release.

The BC SPCA will host an ‘adoptathon’ – which will also include llamas, ducks, chickens, geese, a donkey and a goat who all need new homes –  Sept. 26 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the BC SPCA’s Surrey location, 16748 50 Ave.

The horses range in age from two to 14 years old, and include a variety of breeds and temperaments. They will all be available for viewing at the ‘adoptathon’, and BC SPCA officials will be accepting applications and sealed bids.

Charges in relation to the Aug. 11 seizure are still pending, according to Drever, who told Peace Arch News the BC SPCA is hoping to have charges submitted by the end of the week.

For descriptions of all the horses up for adoption, visit www.spca.bc.ca

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