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BC SPCA seeks owner of Tibetan mastiff struck by truck in Mission

November 1, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a dog struck by a truck in Mission last week. “The stray dog was hit by the front bumper of a truck on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission, near the regional garbage …

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Puppies from Chilliwack breeder growing, thriving in care

November 1, 2017

The two Chihuahua puppies wobble unsteadily on little legs, giving little whimpers and yelps on occasion, slowly making their way around the house where they live with their Mom, Pekoe, and foster fur-Mom Jessica Richardson. Taken into BC SPCA care when they were only one day old, the female puppies, temporarily named Chai and Mocha, …

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Horse rescued from wildfires hunting for new home

October 25, 2017

He was found with another draft horse in July, in a hot spot in Williams Lake, when wildfires were still raging in the area. Tony, a large animal with a larger-than-life personality, could barely walk, however – his hooves were so neglected and overgrown, it was painful for him to move. His equine pal, Poppy, …

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BC SPCA caring for 20 small dogs following warrant on Chilliwack breeder

October 3, 2017

The BC SPCA is caring for 20 small-breed dogs and puppies after executing a search warrant on a Chilliwack property. The badly neglected dogs were part of a breeding operation that sold puppies for profit through local brokers. “The dogs were all small, popular breeds that can be brokered easily – Maltese-yorkie crosses, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, …

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Thinking outside the cage: Achieving Higher Welfare for Egg-Laying Hens in Canada

October 3, 2017

In Canada, about 24 million hens lay 616 million eggs each year. More than 90% of those hens (21.6 million) spend their lives in small, cramped, wire enclosures called battery cages. They are housed in groups of four to eight birds. Photo (right): Rows of hens housed in battery cages. Each row is stacked six …

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Take action against farm animal abuse

October 3, 2017

Many Canadians were shocked at the undercover footage revealed by Mercy for Animals showing workers from a Chilliwack chicken-catching company torturing and abusing chickens earlier this year. Two years ago, more undercover video footage by the same organization showed dairy cows in Chilliwack being abused. In that case, a BC SPCA investigation led to charges …

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Rascal on the rebound after near-deadly flea infestation

October 1, 2017

Rascal has come a long way since he first came into BC SPCA this summer, after nearly dying from a massive flea infestation. The sweet senior terrier had lost approximately 85 per cent of his blood and needed immediate medical attention. Now recuperating with a foster family, Rascal had learned to enjoy life again. “He’s …

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Sooke resident charged with animal cruelty in dog’s death

July 19, 2017

Sooke resident Dr. Philip Ney has been charged with animal cruelty following the death of his six-year-old mixed breed dog Star. “Apparently Star had given birth to many litters of puppies over the years and had whelped 14 puppies in January,” says BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Erika Paul. “According to Ney only five …

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