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Holiday update on surrendered 17 husky puppies

Husky puppy
November 30, 2020

Last December RCMP and animal control officers responded to a complaint and found 17 husky puppies living outside in the cold and snow on a property located in the Interior. The owner surrendered the animals to animal control who held them overnight before transferring the dogs to the local BC SPCA branch on Christmas Eve. …

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BC SPCA issues warning after cat suffers trauma from at-home neutering

geiger close up
November 24, 2020

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning after two cats were found to be victims of an attempted home neutering earlier this month. While the brothers were brought to the SPCA in Vancouver for care, tragically, one of the cats didn’t survive from his injuries. “Someone had tried to do a home neuter and tied …

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BC SPCA seeks information on deceased cat found at truck stop near Kelowna

animal cruelty officer holding young cat
November 23, 2020

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving the case of a deceased domestic short-haired black cat approximately 8 to 10 years old found at a truck break-stop along Highway 33 near Kelowna. After being alerted by a member of the public, an SPCA animal protection officer attended the location and found the …

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BC SPCA warns Chilliwack dog owners about suspected toxic substances in parks

November 20, 2020

The BC SPCA is warning dog owners to keep an eye out for suspicious-looking substances while walking their dogs in local Chilliwack parks. The animal protection society has received four reports of dogs becoming ill after ingesting unknown toxic substances. “The locations we’ve received reports from include Rotary Trail, Peach Park/Peach Road, Vedder Park/Petawawa Road …

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BC SPCA seizes six thoroughbred horses from a Mission property

horse in barn
November 12, 2020

The BC SPCA is caring for six thoroughbred horses following a seizure from a Mission property. The horses were suffering from malnutrition, dental issues, parasites, skin issues as well as hoof injuries. “In addition to suffering from nutritional and medical issues, the horses were living in substandard conditions, with inadequate shelter, muddy and slippery surfaces …

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A mother dog who was force fed drugs is now safe and sound with her 10 pups

mama dog at north cariboo
October 6, 2020

A mother dog who was beaten and force-fed drugs and alcohol, is now safely in the care of a foster home alongside her 10 puppies after being rescued by the BC SPCA. A search warrant was issued to seize the dog and her puppies after a concerned citizen called in to report seeing the four-year-old …

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BC SPCA seeks help for escalating medical costs for seized puppies

princeton puppy cage
October 1, 2020

Medical costs could reach more than $100,000 for the 97 animals seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers from a Princeton property on Sept. 23. The BC SPCA rescued 46 puppies, 21 adult dogs, 27 horses and three cats from a substandard breeder after receiving a complaint about animals in distress. The animals were living …

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BC SPCA seizes 97 neglected animals from Princeton property

September 25, 2020

The BC SPCA is caring for 97 badly neglected animals seized from a Princeton property in the Interior on Sept. 23. SPCA animal protection officers executed a warrant and removed 43 puppies, 24 adult and senior dogs, 27 horses and three cats after receiving a complaint about animals in distress. “The animals were living in …

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Vancouver man pleads guilty to beating dog, following SPCA investigation

dog bear at the beach
August 17, 2020

A man accused of brutally beating his girlfriend’s dog in 2016 has pleaded guilty in a Vancouver court. John David McCordic was sentenced to a seven-year ban on having custody or control of animals and a $4,000 fine. The BC SPCA received a call on May 18, 2016 regarding security footage from the underground parking …

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