Source: BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help to provide ongoing care and loving new homes for a large number of horses seized in a cruelty investigation last month. On December 15, 2018, 27 neglected horses were rescued from a Langley, BC property. The horses were suffering from lack of nutrition, lice infestation, overgrown hooves, rain scald from inadequate shelter, and lack of access to water. They were living in unsanitary and muddy pastures and paddocks with hazardous objects strewn about.

Thor is one of the older horses to have endured the poor treatment, but is a “sweet, gentle boy” who has won the hearts of staff and volunteers. Photo courtesy of BC SPCA

For the past six weeks BC SPCA staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to provide initial medical care and help for the horses while legal custody was being resolved. Now that the SPCA has full legal ownership of the animals they can move forward to find loving homes for those ready for adoption, and to provide continued care for some who need ongoing treatment. 

“These horses have been through a lot,” says Const. Eileen Drever. “Some have emotional and physical scars that will take time to heal.”

Ninja is just learning to trust people. Photo courtesy of BC SPCA.

Drever says the horses have won a place in the hearts of the staff caring for them. “One of the oldest horses rescued, Thor, has been through so much and yet he is such a sweet, gentle boy,” says Drever, noting that he has now been adopted to a new, loving guardian. “It is so wonderful to see these beautiful animals overcoming their challenges and getting better each day.”

The cost of intake for the 27 horses and their medical treatment and care to date exceeds $30,000. “We know that some of these horses will be in our care for quite a while, and we want to make sure they have everything they need for a better life. They deserve to be safe and cared for,” says Drever.

The BC SPCA investigation into the case continues.

Many of the horses rescued in December are now ready for adoption to loving homes. Photo courtesy of BC SPCA

If you can help, please donate today. For adoption information, please contact 604-574-1171.

For more information or to help support their care, please click HERE.

Main photo courtesy of BC SPCA.