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Gator needs your help after being left at an abandoned doggy daycare

July 12, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Gator a happy ending to a tragic situation. The six-year-old was recently brought to the BC SPCA location in Vancouver after being discovered in an abandoned doggy daycare. Gator was found in a kennel filled with urine and feces. It appears that he had been left …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in investigation into dog found in Shuswap Lake

July 6, 2021

The BC SPCA is asking the public’s assistance for any information regarding the death of a dog whose body was found in Shuswap Lake near the west shore. “On July 5, 2021, the RCMP recovered the body and it appears that someone had attached a weighted object with a rope to the dog’s collar,” says …

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BC SPCA in Prince Rupert urges cat guardians to stop abandoning pets

June 25, 2021

The BC SPCA in Prince Rupert is urging pet guardians to do the right thing for their animals after responding to multiple cases of cats being abandoned in the area. In one recent case, a good Samaritan found three kittens in a garbage bag on the side of a street. Fortunately, she was able to …

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Ivy needs your help after being thrown from a moving vehicle

June 15, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Ivy a happy ending to a harrowing ordeal. The seven-week-old kitten was recently brought to the BC SPCA location in Kelowna after being thrown from a moving vehicle. The impact was so severe that her tail skin was almost completely removed and one of her femurs …

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BC SPCA seizes 24 animals, including 17 neglected puppies, from Interior breeder

May 25, 2021

Sixteen neglected Pomeranian and Yorkshire terrier-cross puppies and one three-month-old Labrador retriever are in the care of the BC SPCA this week after SPCA constables executed a warrant on a property near Kamloops, B.C. The puppies, all under a year old, were seized due to unsanitary living conditions, overcrowding and lack of ventilation. SPCA officers …

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B.C. government ignores threat to British Columbians by failing to act on mink farms

May 19, 2021

The B.C. and federal governments continue to provide fur farms access to funding program to support luxury fur exports, even as COVID cases on mink farms continue to threaten human health.   News of yet another COVID-19 outbreak on a Fraser Valley mink farm this week has highlighted the danger of the B.C. government’s inaction …

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BC SPCA removes 38 neglected dogs from Kamloops-area breeder

April 8, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 10 adult dogs and 28 puppies from a Kamloops-area property. The miniature dachshunds were living in substandard and filthy conditions, in cages and other areas with excessive feces, high levels of ammonia from urine and surrounded by injurious objects. The dogs are poorly socialized and very fearful. “This …

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Maisy and Joey: a new ‘tail’ for two pups from Princeton seizure

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April 4, 2021

Last September BC SPCA animal protection officers executed a warrant and removed 97 animals from a Princeton property in the Interior, including 43 puppies, 24 adult and senior dogs, after receiving a complaint about animals in distress. “The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, with lack of shelter, unsanitary living conditions, overcrowding, poor …

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Behind the scenes: investigating animal cruelty in B.C.

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March 31, 2021

Did you know that we respond to an average of 8,000 animal cruelty complaints in B.C. every year? In light of Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the BC SPCA handles cruelty cases, including both the biggest challenges and rewards of …

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