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News Category: Animal cruelty

Ladysmith resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty and violation of Wildlife Act regulation

September 28, 2018

Ladysmith resident Kramer Lowe has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and to violating a Wildlife Act regulation after BC SPCA constables removed 34 animals in distress from his property earlier this year. The 34 animals included cats, bearded dragons, boa constrictors, turtles, guinea pigs and a variety of small animals. One of the snakes …

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Pouce Coupe resident charged with animal cruelty

September 18, 2018

Crown Counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Pouce Coupe resident Alexis Walker, following a 2016 BC SPCA investigation. Walker’s emaciated Rottweiler, Kira, was taken into BC SPCA care in June 2016 after Walker failed to comply with orders to provide proper food and veterinary care for the dog. “She was in very poor …

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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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