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

Casey
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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What is it like to be a cruelty investigator with the SPCA? Debbie’s story:

March 8, 2019

Meet Debbie Goodine, a northern region animal protection officer with the BC SPCA based in Prince George. As a mother of twins, guardian to rescue dog Lucy and cats Bubba and Lexi, Goodine is quite the Superwoman. It’s her job to investigate animal cruelty cases – travelling across great distances and in all weather conditions …

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BC SPCA ready to tackle challenging animal issues with new strategic plan

February 12, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new four-pillar strategic plan for 2019-2023 to take animal welfare in B.C. to a new level. The non-profit animal welfare organization, which helped nearly 48,000 animals in need in 2018, developed the plan after a year-long consultation with key …

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