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Cat found in Maple Ridge park was killed by predator, says BC SPCA

November 5, 2018

A cat found in a Maple Ridge park tied with zap straps on her neck and feet died from a predator attack, according to the BC SPCA. “The necropsy results reveal the cat died from puncture wounds from a medium to large predator, most likely a coyote or large dog,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager …

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Lantzville resident sentenced after dog suffers from near-fatal flea infestation

November 1, 2018

Gary Kenneth Bob of Lantzville has been banned from owning or having custody of an animal for five years and fined $250 after allowing his terrier-cross dog to suffer from a near-fatal flea infestation. The senior dog, named Rascal, was suffering from severe blood loss due to thousands of fleas when he was seized by …

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Ladysmith resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty and violation of Wildlife Act regulation

September 28, 2018

Ladysmith resident Kramer Lowe has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and to violating a Wildlife Act regulation after BC SPCA constables removed 34 animals in distress from his property earlier this year. The 34 animals included cats, bearded dragons, boa constrictors, turtles, guinea pigs and a variety of small animals. One of the snakes …

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Pouce Coupe resident charged with animal cruelty

September 18, 2018

Crown Counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Pouce Coupe resident Alexis Walker, following a 2016 BC SPCA investigation. Walker’s emaciated Rottweiler, Kira, was taken into BC SPCA care in June 2016 after Walker failed to comply with orders to provide proper food and veterinary care for the dog. “She was in very poor …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in finding poodle stolen from Vancouver shelter

July 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is asking anyone who may have information about a dog stolen from the Vancouver SPCA shelter last evening to please call the Vancouver police or the society’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722. Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA says someone broke into the shelter after hours on …

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BC SPCA seizes 16 dogs in distress from individuals banned from owning animals

July 4, 2018

The BC SPCA has seized 16 dogs in distress from a property in Quesnel. The dogs – including German shepherds, a Yorkshire terrier, a retriever, bull terriers, standard poodles, Portuguese water dogs, a Pekingese, corgi-border collie crosses and miniature pinschers – were being kept in crates too small for their size in a poorly ventilated …

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Williams Lake man charged with animal cruelty following BC SPCA investigation

July 4, 2018

Williams Lake resident Terry Baker has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada after the BC SPCA seized 46 neglected dogs and puppies from his rural property north of Williams Lake. The dogs, seized in February of 2018, included American Eskimo, border collie, husky and Samoyed breeds. Marcie …

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Knox sniffs out role as Paws for a Cause spokesdog

July 3, 2018

As a puppy, Knox suffered from neglect and chronic health issues. With your help, he has become a healthy, happy dog who regularly takes top honours at competitions for his extraordinary scent-tracking skills. We are proud to announce Knox as the official spokes-dog for the BC SPCA 2018 Paws for a Cause, presented by Hill’s® …

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