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Thinking outside the cage: Achieving Higher Welfare for Egg-Laying Hens in Canada

October 2, 2019

In Canada, about 25.2 million hens lay over 9 billion eggs each year. Around 71% of those hens (17.9 million) spend their entire lives in small, cramped, wire enclosures called battery cages. They are housed in crowded groups of four to eight hens. To understand just how crowded these cages are, picture a standard piece …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help after three deceased dogs found in ditch

September 17, 2019

The BC SPCA is asking the public for any information about who may have shot and killed three small adult dogs and left their deceased bodies in a ditch. The animals were found on Sept. 16 near the intersection of Damms Road and Willow Cale Road in Prince George. BC SPCA officers recovered the bodies …

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Youngest of 42 horses seized from Interior property thriving in new home

September 12, 2019

Senkō was the youngest in a group of 42 neglected horses seized from an Interior property in March. When horse trainer and large animal technician at Mills Veterinary Service, Kristi Kalke, first met Senkō he was just six-months-old, very scared and appeared to be completely feral. Kalke was part of a team working with head …

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BC SPCA appeals for help as care costs mount for seized horses

July 25, 2019

The BC SPCA is reaching out to animal lovers across the province to help with care costs for 42 neglected horses who were seized from an Interior property in March. Veterinary, boarding and other costs for the horses have now exceeded $70,000. “The animals have been in a legal dispute up until this point, but …

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21 dogs surrendered from Vancouver Island property recovering in SPCA care

BC SPCA Pugs and Frenchies Live Video
July 2, 2019

The pugs and French bulldogs who were surrendered from a property on Vancouver Island are recovering in foster homes. These dogs came to the BC SPCA Comox Valley & District and Cowichan & District branches with lice, ear mites, intestinal parasites, ear infections and various other issues requiring treatment. Thanks to all SPCA supporters these …

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BC SPCA applauds passing of Bill C-84 by Senate of Canada

June 19, 2019

The BC SPCA applauds the passing of Bill C-84 by the Senate of Canada. The bill offers better protection for animals from acts of bestiality and from being used for animal fighting. Under the updated legislation anyone convicted of bestiality would be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry and can be banned from owning …

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SPCA searching for person who left mother dog and puppies at garbage dump

June 10, 2019

The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill. “There is no excuse for simply walking away from a …

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