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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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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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