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Tumbler Ridge man handed 10-year ban on owning animals

December 13, 2010

The owner of 34 husky dogs taken into BC SPCA care in 2007 pled guilty and was sentenced this week to a 10-year ban on owning animals. Stacey Lajeunesse of Tumbler Ridge voluntarily surrendered the badly neglected dogs following an investigation by SPCA constables. In total, SPCA officers took 23 puppies, ranging in age from …

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Vanderhoof resident charged after BC SPCA seizes 46 dogs and cats

December 10, 2010

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vanderhoof resident after BC SPCA constables seized 25 shepherd- and terrier-type dogs and 21 cats from his property. The sick and badly neglected animals, who were seized on June 23, were cared for at the North Cariboo (Prince George) and Vernon branches of the BC SPCA …

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BC SPCA rescues dogs left outdoors in freezing temperatures

December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010 The BC SPCA is urging the public to protect their animals from freezing temperatures after cruelty investigators in Prince George seized three dogs whose owner had left them outdoors without proper protection from the elements. “There is no excuse for subjecting animals to this kind of neglect,” said BC SPCA constable Chad Bohanan, noting …

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Richmond gives final approval to pet-store puppy ban

November 9, 2010

It’s official – the City of Richmond has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to ban the sale of puppies in pet stores. The ban goes into effect in April 2011, and the city’s three local pet stores will have until that time to sell or remove puppies from their stores. Richmond councillors approved the …

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Three pit bulls and 10 puppies seized in Surrey

October 25, 2010

BC SPCA constables have seized two adult pit bull-cross dogs, a six-month-old pit bull-cross and 10 two-week-old pit bull-cross puppies in Surrey. The female was starving, with her spine and ribs protruding while the puppies were dehydrated and underweight. The adult male dog was suffering from a large open wound on his front paw. “In addition …

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Chilliwack couple charged with five counts of animal cruelty

October 21, 2010

Chilliwack residents Peter and Camille Devries have been charged with five separate counts of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act) and the Criminal Code following a BC SPCA investigation. The charges come after BC SPCA constables seized a large number of neglected animals from the couple’s property on Yale …

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Man charged after raccoons left unattended in trap

September 30, 2010

A Victoria man accused of trapping three baby raccoons and leaving town has been charged with animal cruelty. Crown counsel charged Dieter Hartmetz under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after BC SPCA staff found the animals injured and dehydrated inside a cage July 24. “Two of the raccoons had injuries to their mouths …

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Light sentence in Armstrong cruelty case disappoints

September 7, 2010

The BC SPCA is expressing strong disappointment in the light sentence given to Armstrong residents Sandra and Jim Tullett after the couple was convicted of animal cruelty in a Vernon court this week. On July 16, 2008, BC SPCA animal cruelty investigators seized several animals from a roadside petting zoo north of Vernon that was …

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