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BC SPCA seizes 129 neglected cattle in Cawston, B.C.

January 27, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have seized 129 neglected cattle in two separate seizures from a property in Cawston, B.C. The cattle were being housed in substandard conditions with no access to shelter or protection from the elements. Numerous carcasses of dead cows were also discovered on the property. “The pens where the cattle were …

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BC SPCA animal protection officers rescue 15 starving dogs from Clearwater breeder

January 11, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have seized 13 starving dogs from an individual in Clearwater who was breeding and selling Cane Corso puppies for profit during COVID. Two more emaciated adult dogs on the property were surrendered into BC SPCA custody the day before the seizure. “The condition of these animals was just horrific – …

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BC SPCA animal protection officers remove 63 dogs from Mission property

January 5, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 63 neglected dogs from an individual in Mission who claimed to be operating a rescue organization.  The dogs, who were suffering from a range of medical and behavioural welfare concerns, were examined by veterinarians and are now being cared for at various SPCA locations.  The dogs taken from …

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BC SPCA caring for deaf and blind dog rescued after falling into ravine

December 15, 2022

The BC SPCA is hoping to make this Christmas a warm, happy one for Clifford, a deaf and blind stray, who came into the care of the SPCA’s Williams Lake location after being rescued from a ravine in 150 Mile House. The five-year-old Poodle-Australian shepherd mix was brought to the SPCA by a Good Samaritan …

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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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