B.C. SPCA seizes 17 dogs from North Okanagan breeder

Officers from the B.C. SPCA seized 16 Yorkshire terriers and one pregnant Pomeranian from a North Okanagan breeder, many of whom were in distress and living in squalid conditions.

The seizure happened on Friday, with the society’s officers saying they responded to a complaint from a member of the public.

They found the dogs — which ranged from two to 10 years old — living in dirty crates that were “caked in urine, feces and vomit” in a filthy room filled with dirty newspaper.

Marcie Moriarty, the society’s chief protection and outreach services officer, said that the seizure was reflective of dog breeders’ efforts to capitalize on high demand, as people sought pets

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