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BC SPCA and BC Cattlemen’s Association collaborate in animal neglect case

March 27, 2014

The BC SPCA, with assistance from the BC Cattlemen’s Association, removed 80 cows and 18 calves from a property near Quesnel on March 24. Representatives from the two organizations had previously carried out several site visits to discuss welfare concerns for the cattle and had provided a course of remedial action for the producer to …

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Kamloops man convicted in cat strangulation death

March 19, 2014

Kamloops resident Steven Seidel has been convicted on three counts of animal cruelty in a disturbing case involving a family pet, Oreo. BC SPCA investigators recommended the charges against Seidel after determining that he strangled the cat with his bare hands last June. The body of the deceased cat was found in a garbage dumpster …

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Maple Ridge man pleads guilty in death of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever

March 19, 2014

Maple Ridge resident Jeffrey David Symons pleaded guilty today to causing the death of Tessa, a 13-year-old hearing impaired dog, who was left in his care by friends. On April 29, 2013, Symons brought Tessa to a Maple Ridge veterinary hospital claiming that she had fallen down some stairs and was having trouble breathing. She …

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Hoping for a home: Clearwater dogs now available for adoption

February 28, 2014

Many of the 16 dogs seized from a property in Clearwater earlier this month are now available for adoption at the Kelowna and Penticton BC SPCA branches and staff are hoping they’ll find the perfect forever homes for all of them. In Penticton, six of the 16 dogs – mostly standard poodles and golden retrievers …

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Metchosin couple charged with animal cruelty

January 13, 2014

Photo caption: (below) Shiva received veterinary care and has since been adopted into a new loving home – Photo credit: Unleashed Pet Portraits A Metchosin couple has been charged with animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation. Dave and Beverly Bickerdike have been charged under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of …

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BC SPCA investigation leads to animal cruelty charges against Sooke resident

December 18, 2013

A Victoria-area woman has been charged in a disturbing case of animal cruelty, following a BC SPCA investigation. Cathy Park of Sooke has been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act after the SPCA removed five deceased cats, allegedly killed by Parks, from her home in May 2013. “The next day we also …

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Public’s generosity helps Harold return to happy, healthy lifestyle

October 25, 2013

Harold, the severely injured dog found on a rural back road near Squamish, has rebounded in a big way, thanks in large part to the community’s – and the entire country’s – generosity. A tiny dachshund mix, Harold was turned in to the BC SPCA’s Squamish Valley Branch in rough shape, with horrible bruises and …

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Nanaimo SPCA appeals for help with veterinary costs for surrendered animals

September 12, 2013

The Nanaimo SPCA Branch is appealing to the public for help with growing medical costs for four Chinese Crested dogs and three Peterbald cats recently surrendered as a result of an SPCA cruelty investigation. Both breeds, originating from China and Russia respectively, are known for their unusual hairless appearance. “All seven animals have severe dental …

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Abused dog given a second chance with leg rebuilding surgery

August 23, 2013

  Thanks to the incredible support of donors across North America Bode has now had surgery to save his leg and is on the road to recovery. This amazing dog is winning the hearts of his caretakers with his affectionate, happy-go-lucky nature and his desire to make friends with everyone he meets. Thank you to …

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SPCA investigation leads to animal cruelty charges against Esquimalt man

August 22, 2013

An Esquimalt resident has been charged with animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation. Hubert Henry is charged under both the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code of Canada for badly neglecting his female pit bull. The one-year-old dog was tethered outdoors without access to adequate food, water or shelter until …

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