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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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Two Nanaimo dogs honoured at 2018 BC SPCA Awards Ceremony

May 7, 2018

Nuke, a dog who was rescued by the BC SPCA and went on to save animal lives in Nanaimo as a canine blood donor, was honoured with an Animal Hero Award at the BC SPCA’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. At the same ceremony Rascal, a senior terrier-cross from Nanaimo who received …

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BC SPCA seeks help in solving case involving cat left to die in dumpster

beautiful cat found in dumpster
April 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual who left a cat to die, buried in garbage, in southeast Pouce Coupe on April 23. The one-year-old female muted tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was found stuffed inside a box at the bottom of a dumpster with her legs forced behind her neck …

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Behind the scenes of the Victoria Havanese dog rescue

April 18, 2018

The 45 Victoria Havanese dogs were living in tragic conditions and we are so thankful that someone took a moment to call the BC SPCA Cruelty Hotline to report their concerns. This led to an animal protection officer investigating the property and negotiating to have the dogs quickly surrendered into shelter care. The hotline, the …

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BC SPCA rescues 45 Havanese dogs on Vancouver Island

April 16, 2018

The BC SPCA is caring for 45 neglected Havanese and Havanese-cross dogs surrendered by a former breeder outside of Victoria on April 12. The dogs’ coats were extremely matted with feces and urine and they were living in unacceptable conditions inside the home due to high levels of ammonia. “The individual was cooperative and voluntarily …

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Owner of Revelstoke Petting Zoo charged with animal cruelty

April 6, 2018

James Richard Bruvall, the owner of the Revelstoke Petting Zoo, has been charged with a total of 24 counts of animal cruelty under a combination of the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act following a BC SPCA investigation. SPCA special constables removed 15 animals, including one deceased pig, from the property …

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Dog found with embedded collar needs your help to heal

March 19, 2018

Rusty, a three-year-old shar-pei/Labrador cross found with a chain collar deeply embedded in his neck, needs your help to recover. Rusty was brought to the BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch in Cranbrook on March 10, where he was rushed for surgery to remove the embedded chain, but his recovery will likely take another two months. …

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Duncan couple charged in disturbing case of animal cruelty

March 7, 2018

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley of Duncan have been charged with animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada after BC SPCA special constables seized an emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. “This is one of the most profoundly shocking and disturbing cases of abuse we have ever witnessed,” said Marcie Moriarty, …

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