Seized animals ready to re-home

BC SPCA cruelty investigators say 16 horses plus geese, chickens and a donkey have been nursed back to health and are ready to adopt.

The BC SPCA's cruelty investigations team seized 57 animals from a Surrey property in August.

Sassy had a rough start in life but likes kind pats and the odd cookie.

Fiona is a personable diamond-in-the-rough who is eager to please and loves to be the centre of attention.

A barn favourite, Lacey is a gentle pinto who is learning to lead, lunge and pick up her feet.

And Kenzie is a golden pony, a 10-year-old riding mare who is quiet and laid-back.

With a little TLC and good homes, they’ll thrive – creating a happier ending to a sad story.

The horses were among the 57 animals – many of them dogs – seized Aug. 11 from a rural property on the Surrey-Langley border. The animals were suffering from severe malnutrition and had been living without proper access to food, water or shelter.

The horses were emaciated and suffering from chipped, cracked and overgrown hooves.

But thanks to intensive care they’ve received during the past month, they’ve recovered from malnutrition and medical issues and are now ready to be adopted into loving new homes.

All 16 horses are part of an upcoming adopt-a-thon in Cloverdale hosted by the BC SPCA’s cruelty investigations department.

“We would love to see them adopted by wonderful new guardians who will ensure that they will live the rest of their lives free from suffering and pain,” BC SCPA Special Cst.

Eileen Drever said.

There will also be llamas, ducks, chickens, geese, and a donkey and goat at the adopt-a-thon who are currently in care at the BC SPCA farm and are also looking for new homes. Gregory is a miniature donkey who is about eight years old, gets along well with others and will make a phenomenal companion.

For a full description of all the animals featured, please visit www.spca.bc.ca/news-and-events/news/news-surrey-adoptathon.html.

The horses will be available for viewing at the adopt-a-thon. Applications from those interested will be accepted along with a sealed bid.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Surrey BC SPCA Education and Adoption Centre at 16748 50 Avenue in Cloverdale.

Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

Just Posted

RCMP respond to incident at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Police were also on scene at a nearby apartment complex

White Rock RCMP seeking information about Aug. 16 assault

Man in 60s was injured around same time Paul Prestbakmo was stabbed to death

New recovery house rules, increased funding aim to prevent overdose tragedy

Changes ‘speak to issues’ highlighted by death of South Surrey’s Zachary Plett

Cloverdale DebuTheatre play heading to Vancouver Fringe Festival

Legoland will run through September at the Cultch as part of Dramatic Works Series

Surrey RCMP say municipal force approval a ‘challenging time’ for detachment

Province green lit the plan, joint committee for transition to be established

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

UPDATE: Crown cross-examines B.C. father accused of killing daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

Most Read