December 14, 2017 5:16 pm EST

74 farm animals seized from property near Barriere

File photo. The SPCA says 31 sheep, similar to these, were surrendered at the farm.

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The BC SPCA has seized 74 animals from a rural property in Barriere.

Among the animals rescued from the property are 31 sheep, 19 piglets and 12 chickens.

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“The animals were living in very substandard conditions, with lack of adequate shelter, water or food,” BC SPCA spokesperson Kathy Woodward said in a news release.

“The majority of the animals were underweight, they had little or no protection from the cold or damp and were living in pasture areas strewn with injurious objects.”

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Woodward said at least one rescued animal was suffering from a broken leg that was left untreated.

The animals are being housed in foster homes in the Kamloops area for now, but are awaiting their forever homes.

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“We’re very happy that these animals are now getting the care that they need and we hope to be able to find them new homes as soon as possible,” said Woodward.

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The BC SPCA is looking for people to adopt the animals as soon as possible. They are also accepting donations to support ongoing care for the rescued animals.

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