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216 badly neglected beef cattle seized from Vancouver Island property

January 21, 2022

The BC SPCA has seized 216 head of neglected beef cattle, including approximately 80 weaned calves, from a Vancouver Island property after their owner failed to relieve the distress of the animals. “Our officers were on site on Jan. 19 and 20 and finally cleared the property at 9:45 p.m. last evening,” says Kaley Pugh, …

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Dog abandoned in daycare celebrates the holidays with new family

November 29, 2021

In July of this year, Gator was rushed to an emergency clinic in Vancouver after BC SPCA animal protection officers found him at an abandoned doggy daycare in a kennel filled with urine and feces. The six-year-old Briard had been left there with another dog, who tragically did not survive the ordeal and was found …

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BC SPCA investigates allegations of abuse on dairy farm; speaks out against government/industry inaction

October 28, 2021

The BC SPCA is conducting an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty at a Fraser Valley dairy farm. “Last week we received video footage that appears to be depicting very serious instances of animal abuse on this farm,” says Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s chief prevention and enforcement officer. “We immediately attended the farm on …

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BC SPCA seizes 71 cats and kittens from Squamish-area property

October 5, 2021

The BC SPCA has seized 71 cats and kittens from two motorhomes on a rural property near Squamish. The animals were taken to a specialized BC SPCA facility for assessment and have now been moved to other locations for ongoing care. “The investigation involved a hoarding situation where the cats and kittens were being kept …

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COVID-19 risks continue as positive mink escape their cages on a B.C. fur farm

mink cub in hands
July 27, 2021

Public Health Officer prohibits new farms and new mink until January 2022.    It’s not surprising to hear that another reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been found on the same B.C. mink farm from May – the third farm in the province with positive cases since December 2020. In this outbreak, five …

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Gator needs your help after being left at an abandoned doggy daycare

July 12, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Gator a happy ending to a tragic situation. The six-year-old was recently brought to the BC SPCA location in Vancouver after being discovered in an abandoned doggy daycare. Gator was found in a kennel filled with urine and feces. It appears that he had been left …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in investigation into dog found in Shuswap Lake

July 6, 2021

The BC SPCA is asking the public’s assistance for any information regarding the death of a dog whose body was found in Shuswap Lake near the west shore. “On July 5, 2021, the RCMP recovered the body and it appears that someone had attached a weighted object with a rope to the dog’s collar,” says …

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