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BC SPCA removes 38 neglected dogs from Kamloops-area breeder

April 8, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 10 adult dogs and 28 puppies from a Kamloops-area property. The miniature dachshunds were living in substandard and filthy conditions, in cages and other areas with excessive feces, high levels of ammonia from urine and surrounded by injurious objects. The dogs are poorly socialized and very fearful. “This …

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Maisy and Joey: a new ‘tail’ for two pups from Princeton seizure

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April 4, 2021

Last September BC SPCA animal protection officers executed a warrant and removed 97 animals from a Princeton property in the Interior, including 43 puppies, 24 adult and senior dogs, after receiving a complaint about animals in distress. “The animals were living in an extremely poor environment, with lack of shelter, unsanitary living conditions, overcrowding, poor …

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Behind the scenes: investigating animal cruelty in B.C.

animal cruelty officer rescuing neglected senior dog
March 31, 2021

Did you know that we respond to an average of 8,000 animal cruelty complaints in B.C. every year? In light of Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the BC SPCA handles cruelty cases, including both the biggest challenges and rewards of …

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BC SPCA seeks help in caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care

March 24, 2021

Updated: Many of Rescued 119 Dogs Now Available for Adoption (Original story below: March 18th, 2021) Thanks to the incredible support of animal lovers across BC, some of the dogs from the group of 119 rescued in March are now available for adoption. Dogs from hoarding cases can have unusual behavioural challenges, especially in the …

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BC SPCA seizes 40 dogs in distress from B.C. sled dog operation

February 18, 2021

The BC SPCA has seized 40 dogs from a West Kootenay sled dog operation. The animals were rescued and taken into BC SPCA care on Feb. 16, after SPCA animal protection officers executed a warrant on the property, located outside of Salmo, B.C. Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA, says …

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BC SPCA removes 12 dogs and puppies from Vancouver Island breeder

February 3, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 12 small dogs in distress from a breeder on Vancouver Island. The four adult dogs and eight three-month-old puppies were seized because of lack of veterinary care. There were also concerns that these dogs had exposure to canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus that causes …

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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

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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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