10 pets seized from British Columbia home after owners left before COVID-19 pandemic


Animal welfare officials seized 10 animals on Saturday in shocking animal neglect case in Richmond, B.C.Eight cats and two dogs were seized from a house on Williams Road.

The owners had left the country before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and turned the care of their animals over to friends or family.

However, while it looked like the animals were being fed, the house was not cleaned.

Officials told Global News there was animal droppings all over the house.

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The six cats, two kittens and two small poodle-like dogs have now been taken to the Richmond Animal Shelter.

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The animals are said to be relatively healthy, but some have matted fur and fleas.

“We have been informed by the neighbors of this situation and thank God for it,” Eyal Lichtmann of the Regional Society for the Welfare of Animals told Global News.

“We advised anyone to let us know. People cannot go home because of this situation (COVID-19). These animals should not be left or neglected because of this.

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