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Marigold is a victim of cruelty and needs your help

Marigold
January 14, 2020

The BC SPCA’s Surrey Good Shepherd Barn is asking for your help to care for a three-year-old pot-belly pig called Marigold. This young pig came into SPCA care through a cruelty investigation surrender. “Marigold had overgrown hooves that caused her to walk like she was wearing flippers, causing tendon and ligament strain,” says Leiki Salumets, …

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4 dogs surrendered to the SPCA from backyard breeder in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge shepherds
December 12, 2019

The BC SPCA is providing care to four neglected shepherd breed dogs, who were surrendered from a backyard breeder and are looking for their forever homes for the holidays. These neglected dogs had been living in their own feces and urine among hazardous debris and garbage on a property in Maple Ridge. “This time of …

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A new life for a neglected horse seized in an SPCA cruelty investigation

Mia
December 9, 2019

Last December, when SPCA constables seized 27 badly neglected horses from a Langley property, they knew the animals would need a lot of help to overcome the suffering they had endured. They also soon discovered that one of the horses named Mia was pregnant. Months after coming into care, Mia delivered a beautiful foal named …

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Pugs surrendered from a Vancouver Island property thriving in new home

pug
November 25, 2019

Blackball the pug came to the BC SPCA with her four puppies as a result of a cruelty investigation.  This little pug family was surrendered from a property on Vancouver Island along with 16 other adult French bulldogs and pugs. The dogs received treatment for a range of issues including lice, ear mites, cherry eye, …

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Duncan man given lifetime ban in disturbing case of animal cruelty

Teddy
November 18, 2019

Anderson Joe of Duncan has been given a lifetime ban on owning animals and a 90-day suspended sentence in a case involving Teddy, an emaciated, chained dog who was seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers in February, 2018. “This is one of the most profoundly shocking and disturbing cases of abuse we have ever …

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Charges laid in horrific case of animal cruelty on Vancouver Island

Hope
October 31, 2019

Kevin Timothy of Chemainus, has been charged with animal cruelty pursuant to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act following a BC SPCA investigation. In early May, 2019, the BC SPCA took custody of a one-year-old female German shepherd in critical condition. The dog, named Hope, was suffering from emaciation, dehydration, extreme muscle wasting and …

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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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