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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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BC SPCA seizes 46 neglected dogs and puppies near Williams Lake

BC SPCA News Story: Williams Lake Dog from Seizure Case
February 26, 2018

The BC SPCA has seized 46 neglected dogs and puppies from a rural property north of Williams Lake. The dogs range in age and are American Eskimo, border collie, husky and Samoyed crosses. Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA, says the dogs are highly unsocialized and fearful. “The dogs were …

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Duncan man sentenced to jail time after beating puppy to death

February 19, 2018

Robert Carolan of Duncan has been sentenced to four months in jail and has been banned from owning animals for 10 years after being convicted in the beating death of his 16-week-old puppy. Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA, said the necropsy results for the mixed-breed puppy named Dux indicated …

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Adoption day: Handsome’s happy to go to his forever home

February 9, 2018

Warning: The following story contains graphic images His tail never stops wagging. Handsome, the emaciated mastiff rescued from a property in Hope in December, found tethered with a chain outside in freezing cold temperatures, was happy to go to his forever home Friday. Adopters Pat and son Nolan say the friendly gentle giant, who has …

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BC SPCA urges B.C. veterinarians to ban feline declawing

January 17, 2018

The BC SPCA is calling on the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) to enact a ban on feline declawing, a practice that the non-profit animal welfare society says causes unnecessary pain and suffering for cats. “For nearly two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, …

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Winning: Your support is helping the BC SPCA win against cruelty

January 2, 2018

British Columbians are passionate about supporting the BC SPCA in fighting animal cruelty and improving animal welfare – and we’ve seen what a difference that support makes, especially in the final months of 2017. In December, the City of Vancouver banned the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits, following a similar move by the …

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Animal cruelty charges laid in ‘Langley 66’ puppy mill seizure

December 20, 2017

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against three individuals involved in one of the largest puppy mill seizures in B.C. history. Glen Lawlor, Maria Wall Lawlor, and James Dale Shively (who has legally changed his name to James Phoenix) have been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to …

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