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Animal cruelty officers seek help in solving bizarre case in Dawson Creek

January 26, 2010

(Warning: Graphic photo below. Discretion is advised.) BC SPCA animal cruelty investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving a disturbing case in Dawson Creek. “It’s a bizarre and very upsetting case where an individual woke up on Jan. 15 to find a large block of ice on his lawn,” explains Marcie Moriarty, general manager …

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Golden retriever puppies seized in Chilliwack cruelty investigation

January 18, 2010

An emaciated golden retriever and her 11 puppies are now safe in BC SPCA custody following a cruelty investigation earlier this week.  The nursing mother, whose ribs protrude through her thin coat, is under veterinary care, and the four-week-old puppies are also receiving care for nutritional issues. “It is such a sad case because it …

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Dawson Creek residents plead guilty to animal neglect and cruelty

January 18, 2010

Michelle Kuberski and Kenneth Bunker have pled guilty to charges of animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation on their rural farm near Dawson Creek.  The two were sentenced last week in Dawson Creek Court to a $700 fine, two years probation and instructions that the BC SPCA be given a list of all remaining …

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Saanich woman banned from owning animals for three years

January 7, 2010

North Saanich woman who allowed her dog to suffer with a broken jaw, pneumonia and a collapsed lung has been banned from owning animals for three years. Iris Crystal Jones was handed the ban after pleading guilty to animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. “This was a horrific case of neglect,” …

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BC SPCA investigates cruelty report at a Fort Langley zoo

December 14, 2009

The BC SPCA has received a complaint that was forwarded to us from Zoocheck regarding the Mountain View Conservation and Breeding Centre. We are currently conducting an investigation into the allegations and that this investigation is ongoing. The owner is currently cooperating with the investigation. We do not have any updates at this moment, nor …

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Cruelty charges approved against Vernon animal owner

December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009 Crown counsel has approved multiple charges of animal cruelty against a Vernon animal owner. Carla Christman is charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code after BC SPCA constables acting on a search warrant seized 28 thin and emaciated horses languishing with untreated injuries on her property. Investigators also …

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Guide outfitter who abandoned horses pleads guilty to cruelty

December 7, 2009

Frank McKay, a lawyer, appeared in Prince George provincial court Friday to plead guilty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to causing or permitting an animal to be in distress. In addition to paying restitution, McKay was also handed a $1,000-fine and a $150-victim surcharge, banned from owning animals in B.C. for two …

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Crown approves charge after chinchilla starved to death

November 26, 2009

A Victoria woman whose chinchilla starved to death, has been charged with animal cruelty.   Robyn Louise MacMillan has been charged under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after two chinchillas and a cat were left without food and water for at least 17 days. One of the chinchillas …

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