The BC SPCA has seized 16 dogs from Quesnel residents previously banned from owning animals for 20 years.
Officials say the dogs, including German Shepherds, bull terriers, and Portuguese water dogs were in distress, were being kept in under-sized crates in a poorly ventilated area with little or no access to water, and had feces and urine soaked matting.
The SPCA the two women were convicted of animal cruelty in 2015 and banned from owning animals for 20 years.
Chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty says the SPCA will be recommending new charges of animal cruelty along with charges of violating the terms of their 2015 sentence.
The dogs are currently in care at SPCA shelters in the region.