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SPCA seizes 41 dogs from Southern Alberta breeder

Most of the animals were small breed dogs

One of the 41 dogs seized from a rural Southern Alberta property.

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One of the 41 dogs seized from a rural Southern Alberta property.

Alberta SPCA has seized 41 dogs from the Southern Alberta rural property.

A release from the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society said 40 of the dogs were small breed dogs, and the remaining dog was a border collie.

The owner of the dogs was a breeder, who surrendered the animals to the SPCA voluntarily.

“The dogs were all severely matted, and smelled heavily of urine. Many of them have rotten teeth, eye infections, hernias and severe ear infections,” said Deanna Thompson, Executive Director of AARCS. ”It is heartbreaking to see any animal in this condition, especially this many from one place.”

The dogs have been placed with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society and will eventually be placed for adoption.

AARCS said it will take time before the dogs are ready for adoption as many require extensive medical care, dental work and spay/neuter surgeries. They estimate it will cost the organization over $20,000 to provide the care needed.

Donations can be made on the AARCS website at aarcs.ca.

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