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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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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in case of injured puppy in Langley

July 6, 2017

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for inflicting intense suffering on a puppy found abandoned on the side of the road at 264th Street and 64th Avenue in Langley. The three-month-old Doberman pinscher puppy, named Lola by the SPCA, was found on July 2 by two Good Samaritans …

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BC SPCA investigates shocking abuse at Chilliwack chicken catching company

June 12, 2017

Add your voice to our campaign against farm animal cruelty The BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover video of multiple workers, including a supervisor, at Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack abusing and torturing broiler chickens. Elite, a licensed chicken-catching service, was hired to round up chickens for transport …

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BC SPCA removes 17 neglected dogs from Cowichan breeder

June 6, 2017

BC SPCA constables have removed 17 badly neglected dogs – 15 Silky Terriers and two German shepherds – from a dog breeder in Cowichan. The 10 female and five male dogs, ranging from one to nine years old, were legally surrendered into SPCA care following a brief investigation. The dogs were in poor condition, with …

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Why you should walk to end animal cruelty

Cruelty Investigation Officers
June 1, 2017

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause event is the BC SPCA’s annual charity walk and largest fundraising event. Donations to participants and the event fund critical services to care for animals in need in BC SPCA shelters and to fight animal cruelty in British Columbia. BC SPCA animal protection officer Cristie Steele …

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Sound of your support: Shawn Hook spreads BC SPCA anti-cruelty message

June 1, 2017

A rising Canadian music star has a simple – but important message – for his fans and the public: if you see or suspect animal abuse or neglect, report it. Shawn Hook is currently being featured on radio airwaves with Vanessa Hudgens in their hit single Reminding Me and is also known for other musical …

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Tiny terrier abandoned in storage room takes home BC SPCA Animal Courage Award

June 1, 2017

Jimmy Bean, a resilient little terrier who was close to death after being left in a dark, unheated storage room, was honoured with the BC SPCA’s Animal Courage award at the society’s annual awards ceremony on May 5. The emaciated five-month-old puppy, brought to the BC SPCA’s Port Alberni Branch via the CARE Network in …

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Chilliwack dairy farm workers sentenced to jail in ‘precedent-setting’ ruling

May 29, 2017

Three dairy farm workers from the Fraser Valley have been sentenced to jail for causing distress to an animal in a landmark ruling. The sentencing, handed down in Chilliwack Provincial Court last month, stems from a BC SPCA cruelty investigation into Chilliwack Cattle Sales Ltd. after an undercover video showed several employees abusing dairy cows. …

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Pitt Meadows man receives lifetime ban on owning animals following BC SPCA investigation Copy

May 24, 2017

May 31, 2011 update Pitt Meadows resident David Chan has been given a lifetime ban on owning animals after pleading guilty to abusing his seven-month-old Pekingese, Bosco.  A veterinarian alerted BC SPCA constables after Chan brought the dog to his clinic on Feb. 9, 2010 suffering from a broken hip and two fractured hind legs.  …

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