Why the BC SPCA cannot close a facility
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​Why can’t the BC SPCA close a facility when the treatment of animals is in question?

The BC SPCA does not have the lawful authority to close facilities, businesses or operations. Our Animal Protection Officers must investigate in accordance with the PCA Act and follow procedures and protocols for investigation, which include working with the owners to relieve animals of any distress. If the owners are unable or unwilling to relieve distress, our Animal Protection Officers  may apply for a warrant to seize the animals.