Hold your horses — and llamas and ducks, too. The B.C. SPCA will host a farm animal adopt-athon from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 at its Surrey location.
All of the animals on auction, including 16 horses, are looking for safe homes after being seized by the SPCA as part of an animal cruelty investigation.
On Aug. 11, SPCA officers seized 57 animals from a Surrey property.
Among them were a number of starving and neglected horses.
The woman who owned the farm is facing possible animal cruelty charges.
The horses have received intensive care during the past month as they recovered from malnutrition and other medical issues.
They are ready to be adopted.
“These animals were in serious distress when we took them into our care and we would love to see them adopted by wonderful new guardians who will ensure that they live the rest of their lives free from suffering and pain,” said BC SPCA Const. Eileen Drever.
In addition to the horses available for adoption, the BC SPCA farm is housing llamas, ducks, chickens, geese, a donkey and a goat, which are also looking for new homes.
The horses will be available for viewing at the adopt-a-thon and applications will be accepted, along with a sealed bid.
The adopt-a-thon will takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the BC SPCA’s Surrey location at 16748 50 Ave.