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Seized animals need rehabilitation

The BC SPCA has good news concerning a number of animals seized earlier this month from a rural property in Clearwater.

A total of 16 dogs, mostly poodle and golden retriever crosses, were recovered and are now part of a rehabilitation program that focuses on medical care, emotional welfare development and socialization.

Unfortunately, veterinary costs have escalated with many of the dogs needing extensive medical treatment.

“Sadly, many of the dogs require intensive dental medical treatment as well as other surgeries - most have now been spayed or neutered,” says Suzanne Pugh, manager, Kelowna Branch, BC SPCA.

“One dog is recovering from a five-hour surgery where several masses were removed, samples have been sent away for diagnosis and extensive dental work was carried out. Another has a heart condition requiring further monitoring.”

The dogs are being placed in foster care so staff and volunteers can continue to monitor their medical and emotional conditions and donations are being sought for the Kelowna and Penticton branches that are caring for the animals.

Anyone interested can donate online or in person at 3785 Casorso Road in Kelowna or 2200 Dartmouth Drive in Penticton.

In addition to the 16 dogs, two horses were also removed, three deceased animals were also found at the site.

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