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26 Great Danes seized near Kamloops

July 16, 2009

BC SPCA special constables have seized 26 Great Danes and six cats from a property south of Kamloops. The 10 adult dogs and 16 puppies were in varying degrees of distress and were suffering from a range of untreated medical conditions.

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Clydesdale horses, fowl seized from Powell River property

July 15, 2009

Three ailing Clydesdale horses are under veterinary care after they were seized from a Powell River acreage by BC SPCA cruelty officers Friday. One horse, a 14-year-old gelding, was infested with external parasites and suffering from an eye tumour and infection so severe that the surrounding tissue was inflamed and pus streamed down the horse’s …

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Owner of neglected huskies receives 10-year ban on keeping animals

July 13, 2009

A Likely, B.C. man has received a 10-year ban on owning animals in a BC SPCA cruelty investigation stemming from 2006. Guy William Smith was banned from keeping animals for the next decade after he was convicted of badly neglected 30 husky-malamute dogs in his care. The dogs were seized from his property in September …

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18 animals in distress seized from breeder near Nanaimo

June 11, 2009

The BC SPCA has seized 18 animals in distress from a Nanaimo-area breeder. Five small breed dogs, including shih tzus, poodles, chihauhaus, and lhasa apso mixes, eight small breed puppies, four birds and one cat were taken into SPCA care after their owner failed to provide proper care. “The animals were housed in extremely unsanitary …

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Langley veterinarians charged in horse neglect case

April 22, 2009

Langley veterinarians Mark Marohn and Carol Schoyen-Marohn have each been charged with two counts of animal cruelty after the BC SPCA discovered six emaciated and badly neglected horses in their care. The couple faces charges under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. They make their first court …

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