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A Clearwater man who had 13 canine seized by the BC SPCA says he is very remorseful however strongly denies that he left the canine outdoors with no meals, water or shelter. Kurtis Elliot advised iNFOnews.ca that for the reason that SPCA launched the details about his scenario he is had loss of life threats.

Picture Credit score: FACEBOOK/Kurtis Elliot

January 12, 2023 – 2:30 PM

A Clearwater man who had 13 canine seized by the BC SPCA says he is very remorseful however strongly denies that he left the canine outdoors with no meals, water or shelter.

Kurtis Elliot advised iNFOnews.ca at the moment, Jan. 12, that for the reason that SPCA launched the details about his scenario yesterday he is had loss of life threats.

Elliot stated he feeds the canine twice a day and admits it clearly wasn’t sufficient.

“I am remorseful, I like my canine it is unhappy to get so far,” he stated. “I used to be making an attempt to work with every little thing that was on my plate and it was an excessive amount of.”

The BC SPCA seized 13 canine from Elliot’s property. Photographs present among the canine extremely emaciated and the SPCA calls the scene “horrific.”

Elliot is not defensive in regards to the situation of among the canine and would not deny that a number of had been worryingly skinny.

“The photographs do say lots, however they do not say the reality about every little thing… at no level did I neglect (or) starve them to loss of life, they had been being fed, (however) not sufficient for what they wanted, Elliott stated.

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'Blue' the most emaciated of the dogs

‘Blue’ probably the most emaciated of the canine

Picture Credit score: BC SPCA

In a media launch the SPCA stated the canine had been stored outdoors all day in sub-zero temperatures, with no shelter from the weather, and no meals and their water bowls had been frozen over.

Nevertheless, Elliot denies this and stated the canine go outdoors for just a few hours a day and had entry to meals, water and a dry space lined in hay. He stated the canine all the time keep in the home in a single day and would not go outdoors throughout freezing temperatures.

Elliot stated on Jan. 10 a BC SPCA officer visited his property and he surrendered two canine. He says he deliberate to give up two extra canine the subsequent day however as an alternative the SPCA turned up with a warrant to grab all 13 canine.

The SPCA seized three grownup canine, three canine that had been eight months previous, and 7 10-week-old puppies.

The three eight-month-old canine are the thinnest of the bunch.

He stated they get two cups of kibble a day.

Elliot admitted this wasn’t sufficient and within the final six weeks, the canine started shedding lots of weight. He stated he was making an attempt to deal with them for parasites.

“I do know I ought to have (taken them to a vet) earlier than it acquired so far,” Elliot stated.

He stated he did not take them to a vet as a result of there is not one in Clearwater. He then stated he had problem leaving the home.

So why did he let it get so far?

“An excessive amount of, too many canine, too many issues occurring, every little thing piled up,” he stated.

Elliot stated he began breeding the Presa Canario – not Cane Corso because the SPCA stated – three years in the past.

Puppies did promote for $1,000 however now he stated they’re $200 and he even has problem giving them away.

Someplace alongside the road he ended up with too many canine and says he requested for assist from the group however did not get a lot assist.

“I used to be making an attempt to work with every little thing that was on my plate and it was an excessive amount of,” he stated. “I used to be caught with all of those canine making an attempt to do my finest, I’ve proof that I used to be feeding them however not sufficient.”

The SPCA stated the puppies had been stored indoors in a wire crate however did not have entry to meals and a few of them had wooden splinters of their stool.

Elliot denies this and says he has a whole room for the puppies.

Nevertheless, photographs he posted to Fb final summer time clearly present a number of canine in a wire crate in the home.

So why did he let it get this unhealthy?

“I truthfully can say I haven’t got a solution for that. I do not know why it acquired so far and I am very remorseful for it getting so far for these canine,” he stated.

In response to the SPCA, animal cruelty costs are being beneficial to Crown counsel.

Elliot stated he is interesting to get the canine again.

Kurtis Elliot posted this photo to Facebook in August 2022.

Kurtis Elliot posted this picture to Fb in August 2022.

Picture Credit score: FACEBOOK: Kurtis Elliot


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