20 animals seized by BC SPCA at Langley rescue centre

Distressed animals seized

The BC SCPA seized 20 animals from a Langley property after it received a report that the animals were in distress. 

The SPCA received a public complaint on Sunday about a property that operates as a private animal rescue centre called 1atatime Rescue Society. 

Nine dogs, five birds, three cats, two rabbits and one pig are now in SPCA custody, receiving care and veterinary treatment. 

Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA, says the SPCA has a history with 1atatime, which was founded by President Sandra Simans.  

“All of the animals removed met the definition of distress under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Moriarty. “There were concerns in the complaint about dogs being crated for long periods of time, and with one exception, the dogs were crated without access to water when our officers arrived. We are currently completing veterinary assessments with regard to the animals’ medical issues.”

The dogs seized included two Maltese, one Rottweiler, one Labrador retriever, one border collie, one boxer, one collie mix, one poodle and one pitbull.

On its Facebook page, 1atatime Rescue Society notes that, "We are a registered charity and work to save the lives of animals on death row or in desperate need of assistance due to medical issues or in need of re-homing."

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