The BC SPCA say a Williams Lake residents has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code.
The charges against Terry Baker come after the February, 2018 seizure of 46 dogs from a property north of Williams Lake.
Chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty says the dogs were highly unsocialized and fearful and had been living with lack of shelter, poor sanitation, and inadequate veterinary care.
Of the 46 dogs, only eight remain in SPCA care, something Moriarty says is incredible given the intensive treatment for psychological distress conducted by staff so that the dogs could be adopted.
If convicted, Baker faces a maximum fine of $10,000, up to five years in jail and, up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.