59 cats rescued from horrific conditions in Chase

By James Peters
May 16, 2017 - 10:45am

CHASE, B.C. — The BC SPCA has seized dozens of cats from squalid conditions on a Chase property.

The agency says the 47 adult cats and 12 kittens had been neglected, and some were injured and suffering from a variety of medical problems.

All of the animals were being kept in an outdoor camper and a travel trailer.

"The cats were being kept in a filthy environment, with feces everywhere and high levels of ammonia from the urine," said Kathy Woodward, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA in a news release.

Woodward went on to say both the camper and trailer contained dense mould, and the animals didn't have food or water.

The cats are being treated at SPCA shelters throughout the BC Interior.

The agency says it will recommend charges of animal cruelty.

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