SPCA seizes animals from Langley rescue society for a third time
Over 150 animals have been taken from Sandra Simans this decade
The B.C. SPCA says they're hoping a Langley woman whom they've seized over 150 animals from in three separate raids this decade will be given a ban on owning animals.
"We absolutely appreciate people wanting to help animals, but their continuing suffering, under the umbrella of a rescue, is unacceptable," said Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the B.C. SPCA.
- 45 dogs also seized in Langley raid, SPCA confirms
- B.C. SPCA ordered to pay pet rescuer Sandra Simans for defamation
Sandra Simans operates the 1atatime Rescue Society and has been responsible for the animals in all three raids. While she won a defamation suit against SPCA in 2014, last December, the B.C. Farm Industry Review Board rejected her appeal last year to return animals taken in the 2016 raid.
The Crown is still considering charges against Simans from that seizure, which included goats, sheep, hens, roosters, duck, doves, pigeons and a pot-bellied pig.
"Our hope would be if charges are approved, in the past we've found success with warrants that are issued preventing individuals for having animals while they wait trial," said Moriarty, adding that Simans had taken another animal into care a day before the most recent raid.
"She's going to auction to accumulate animals again, and it's just not in the best interest of those animals at this moment."
"This is a cycle we hope does not continue."