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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in finding poodle stolen from Vancouver shelter

July 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is asking anyone who may have information about a dog stolen from the Vancouver SPCA shelter last evening to please call the Vancouver police or the society’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722. Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA says someone broke into the shelter after hours on …

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BC SPCA seizes 16 dogs in distress from individuals banned from owning animals

July 4, 2018

The BC SPCA has seized 16 dogs in distress from a property in Quesnel. The dogs – including German shepherds, a Yorkshire terrier, a retriever, bull terriers, standard poodles, Portuguese water dogs, a Pekingese, corgi-border collie crosses and miniature pinschers – were being kept in crates too small for their size in a poorly ventilated …

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Williams Lake man charged with animal cruelty following BC SPCA investigation

July 4, 2018

Williams Lake resident Terry Baker has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada after the BC SPCA seized 46 neglected dogs and puppies from his rural property north of Williams Lake. The dogs, seized in February of 2018, included American Eskimo, border collie, husky and Samoyed breeds. Marcie …

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Mission resident charged with animal cruelty

July 3, 2018

Crown counsel has approved two counts of animal cruelty charges against Mission resident Michael Hopcraft, who goes by the nickname “The Reptile Guy”, following a BC SPCA investigation. Hopcraft was also charged with one count of violating the Veterinarians Act. The BC SPCA was called in to investigate after a video emerged showing Hopcraft performing …

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Knox sniffs out role as Paws for a Cause spokesdog

July 3, 2018

As a puppy, Knox suffered from neglect and chronic health issues. With your help, he has become a healthy, happy dog who regularly takes top honours at competitions for his extraordinary scent-tracking skills. We are proud to announce Knox as the official spokes-dog for the BC SPCA 2018 Paws for a Cause, presented by Hill’s® …

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BC SPCA investigates allegations of cruelty at Fraser Valley chicken farm

June 26, 2018

Just one year after the BC SPCA investigated a shocking case of abuse and torture of broiler chickens by employees of Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack, SPCA constables are investigating further allegations of animal cruelty involving the same company and a Fraser Valley chicken farm, Jaedel Enterprises. In 2017, the BC SPCA recommended charges …

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BC SPCA seeks information on individuals who dumped cat from car window

Aabandonded, black, injured, cat
June 4, 2018

Warning: the following story contains graphic images The BC SPCA is hoping the public can help identify two individuals who dumped an injured cat out of a car window in the 3000 block of Pickford Road in Langford on May 29 around 11:20 a.m. A woman walking along the road observed two Caucasian men in …

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BC SPCA applauds decision to implement ban on cat declawing

Cat high fiving woman
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA applauds the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia on the implementation of a new mandatory standard of practice to ban the practice of declawing cats unless it is necessary as an appropriate medical therapy. “For nearly two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, …

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Miracle recovery for Cedric, emaciated boxer found near death

May 7, 2018

A brave boxer, who was near death when he was rescued by the BC SPCA in January, received an Animal Courage Award at the BC SPCA annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Cedric was severely emaciated, with a body condition score of only one out of nine, when he came into SPCA care …

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