Pregnant mare and four other emaciated horses seized from Fraser Valley farm

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The BC SPCA is asking for help to care for Savannah, an emaciated pregnant mare and four other horses seized recently from a Fraser Valley farm.

“The horses were severely undernourished and were suffering from a range of medical issues,” said BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever. “The pregnant mare in particular will require specialized care due to her comprised condition.”

The horses were not getting enough nutrition and they had inadequate shelter. Driver said they were also exposed to objects that could easily injure them on the property.

The five horses are among more than 80 neglected or abused horses the SPCA has taken into care during the past five months.

“We are receiving more and more cruelty complaints involving horses,” said Drever. The cost of caring for equines is high and the SPCA is hoping members of the public will come forward to help pay for the…

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