100 Mile House, B.C. - The SPCA believes wrongdoing may be involved in the starving of over a dozen horses on a First Nations reserve in central B.C.
Spokesman Shawn Eccles said Monday an investigation into animal cruelty is continuing at the Canim Lake Indian Reserve west of 100 Mile House.
''Certainly on the face of it there appears to be (wrongdoing),'' Eccles said.
''We're going to determine exactly who owns which animals, find out why, if we can, the animals were in the condition they were in and if the elements of the offence have been met charges will be forwarded to the Crown.''
The SPCA has taken 14 starving horses into care, one of which had to be euthanized because it was in such poor condition.
Four of the rescued animals are in foster care and nine are in a boarding facility in the Kamloops, B.C., area.