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Brave Beau, shot in the leg, hopes for ‘fur’ever home after surgery

March 15, 2017

A lovable pup has found himself in need at the Burnaby SPCA after a rough start in life. Beau, a two-year-old border collie-kelpie mix was surrendered after an investigation in the Cariboo District, where he was found with three buckshot pellets in his leg. “Beau was found limping and it was determined that he had …

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Courtenay man banned from owning animals after SPCA investigation

March 10, 2017

A Courtenay resident has been banned from owning animals for 10 years after failing to provide necessary veterinary care for his 10-year-old English bulldog. Darren Wiebe was also given a one-year suspended sentence, 12 months’ probation and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service. Wiebe’s dog Fallen was surrendered to the Comox & District …

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Government funding a huge boost to BC SPCA capital plan

March 1, 2017

The BC SPCA was extremely pleased when the B.C. Government announced an additional $5 million to support the society’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters. “We are grateful to the Province of B.C. for their ongoing support of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of …

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Government of B.C. announces $5 million for BC SPCA’s capital plan

January 31, 2017

The B.C. Government has announced an additional $5 million for the BC SPCA to support the society’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters. “We are grateful to the Province of B.C. for their ongoing support of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC …

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New SPCA facilities key to responding quickly to animal cruelty complaints

January 5, 2017

A record number of large-scale animal seizures in 2016 have highlighted the need for new BC SPCA facilities in the province. “With support from our donors and a $5-million contribution from the Government of B.C., the BC SPCA launched a Facilities Development & Services Plan two years ago to replace or refurbish aging SPCA shelters …

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BC SPCA seizes 29 dogs and puppies from Squamish breeder

December 1, 2016

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) seized 29 dogs and puppies from a Squamish breeder during a warrant executed on Nov. 30. The seized animals – 18 adult dogs and 11 puppies – include Old English sheepdogs, Coton de Tulear, bearded collies and a Tibetan terrier. The dogs …

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Surrey breeder Xin (Ivy) Zhou charged with animal cruelty

November 24, 2016

Crown counsel has charged Xin (Ivy) Zhou, the operator of a Surrey breeding and boarding facility, with animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act following a BC SPCA investigation. On Feb. 16, 2016, BC SPCA constables seized 82 animals in distress – 67 cats, 12 dogs and three puppies – from Zhou’s …

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Williams Lake SPCA hoping public can help dog whose leg was shot off

October 20, 2016

After having his leg shot off at the elbow, a dog at the Williams Lake SPCA must have the entire leg amputated. Someone shot Max, an affectionate white German Shepherd-husky mix, with a gun, leaving him with a horrible wound with exposed, broken and shattered bones and infection. “A Good Samaritan spotted Max about two …

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