The BC SPCA has apprehended 82 animals from a breeding and boarding facility in Surrey less than a month after the animal welfare agency rescued more than six dozen dogs from a puppy mill.

Sixty-seven cats and kittens, 12 dogs and three puppies were seized during a search warrant executed in Cloverdale on Tuesday.

“[All the animals] met the definition of distressed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer at the BC SPCA. 

Since then, one cat and one kitten have been euthanized because of “critical distress,” she added, noting it was “the most humane thing to do.”

The cats are Persians and short-haired exotics, while the dogs include four French bulldogs, a poodle, a Boston terrier, a Chihuahua, a Rottweiler, a Doberman, a Jack Russell terrier, a Shiba Inu, a Pomeranian and the Pomeranian's three puppies.

The animals are currently in protective care and are not available for public viewing or adoption.

An investigation into the boarding and breeding facility is ongoing. The SPCA said it hopes to move forward with charges.

The business advertises to Cantonese and Mandarin clients as a boarding and grooming facility, but Moriarty says it was also used for breeding.

The SPCA did investigate a doggie daycare operating with the same phone number as the Surrey facility back in 2014. The company’s business license was revoked at the time.

A woman leaving the property in a company vehicle declined to speak to CTV News on Tuesday night.

The seizure comes after the animal welfare agency took 66 dogs from a Langley puppy mill on Feb. 4. Those dogs are doing great, but the BC SPCA says they require further treatment before they can be adopted.

The two incidents are unrelated.

With files from CTV Vancouver’s Sheila Scott and The Canadian Press