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News Category: Animal cruelty

Metchosin couple banned from owning dogs for five years following SPCA investigation

July 15, 2014

A Metchosin couple has been banned from owning dogs for five years after pleading guilty of animal cruelty. In January, Dave and Beverly Bickerdike were charged under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after SPCA animal protection officers responded to complaints that animals in the couple’s care …

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BC SPCA recommends charges of animal cruelty against eight employees of a Chilliwack dairy farm

June 9, 2014

The BC SPCA is recommending charges of animal cruelty against eight employees of Canada’s largest dairy farm, following a BC SPCA investigation in Chilliwack. “On June 2, the BC SPCA received an undercover video from the non-profit group Mercy for Animals Canada that showed the employees using chains, canes, rakes, their booted feet and their …

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Charges laid against Colwood couple after attack on family dog

June 4, 2014

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Colwood couple following a BC SPCA investigation into a brutal attack on the family’s dog. Joseph White and Elizabeth Johnston have been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada after their dog Bryn sustained severe injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. “When she came into our …

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Puppy found shot with pellets: SPCA seeks public’s help in solving case

April 22, 2014

A four-month-old German shepherd puppy is recovering from multiple pellet-shot wounds after being found in a B.C. provincial park near Niskonlith Lake, near Chase. The BC SPCA has launched an investigation and is hoping someone in the community has information about the person or persons responsible. “Some individuals out walking their dogs by Nisquanles Lake …

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SPCA seeks public’s help in finding owner of deceased dog

April 22, 2014

WARNING: Graphic content below   The BC SPCA is hoping the public can help solve an animal cruelty case involving a deceased dog found near Revelstoke, B.C. “A member of the avalanche control safety patrol found a large cardboard box at a truck turn-around on the Western boundary of Glacier National Park,” says BC SPCA …

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SPCA seeks help for emaciated pregnant mare seized in cruelty investigation

April 15, 2014

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help to care for Savannah, an emaciated pregnant mare and four other horses seized this month from a rural property in the Fraser Valley. “The horses were severely undernourished and were suffering from a range of medical issues,” said BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever. “The …

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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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