Thursday, August 4, 2011

Animals seized from pet hoarder

By Neil Corbett

SPCA investigators worked into Wednesday's early morning hours catching and processing numerous animals seized from a "hoarding situation" on Baldwin Road in Abbotsford.

The final tally of animals seized was 57 cats, three dogs and two birds, in one of the largest SPCA seizures in Abbotsford in recent memory.

Marcy Moriarty, the SPCA manager of cruelty investigations, said the animals all met the criteria for seizure, being "in distress."

The house was deemed to be not suitable for occupancy, and was wrapped by police tape on Wednesday.

She called it "a classic case of hoarding" animals.

Moriarty said the occupant, a 65-year-old woman, even though she is apparently an animal lover, may face animal cruelty charges. The agency is still investigating...." More

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