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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 seizes 13 serval cats in distress from Little Fort breeder

July 2, 2019

The BC SPCA has seized 10 adult serval cats and three serval kittens in distress from a breeder in Little Fort, outside of Kamloops, B.C. The exotic cats were found in horrific living conditions by SPCA constables. “Serval cats are wild African cats who require extensive space to run and a highly enriched environment to …

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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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BC SPCA seizes 15 badly neglected dogs from Fraser Valley breeder

Fraser Valley neglected dogs
May 30, 2019

The BC SPCA executed a warrant on May 29 to seize 15 badly neglected Bichon Frise dogs from a Fraser Valley breeder. The dogs, who range in age from under one year to 14 years, were suffering from a wide range of medical and grooming issues. “The dogs were very badly matted, with urine and …

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BC SPCA identifies individual who abandoned kittens in Vancouver dumpster

Kittens found in Vancouver dumpster
April 29, 2019

The BC SPCA has identified the individual responsible for the deaths of two newborn kittens who died after being abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19. The day-old kittens, who were tied inside a plastic shopping bag that ironically read “Love You,” were found among garbage in a locked, underground area at 1040 Pacific …

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BC SPCA investigates case of newborn kittens abandoned in Vancouver dumpster

Kitten found in Vancouver dumpster
April 24, 2019

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving two newborn kittens who were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19. The one-day-old kittens, who were suffering from hypothermia and dehydration, were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment but both have since died. …

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