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News Category: Animal cruelty

Guide outfitter who abandoned horses pleads guilty to cruelty

December 7, 2009

Frank McKay, a lawyer, appeared in Prince George provincial court Friday to plead guilty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to causing or permitting an animal to be in distress. In addition to paying restitution, McKay was also handed a $1,000-fine and a $150-victim surcharge, banned from owning animals in B.C. for two …

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Crown approves charge after chinchilla starved to death

November 26, 2009

A Victoria woman whose chinchilla starved to death, has been charged with animal cruelty.   Robyn Louise MacMillan has been charged under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after two chinchillas and a cat were left without food and water for at least 17 days. One of the chinchillas …

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Brentwood Bay residents accused of starving, hanging, horse

November 14, 2009

Crown counsel has charged Brentwood Bay residents David Whiffin and Clayton Cunningham with animal cruelty after a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding named Jalupae was starved to the point of emaciation and then hung to death.  The alleged incident took place on a waterfront acreage in Brentwood Bay. “It is so difficult to fathom why anyone would …

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Powell River resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

November 9, 2009

Powell River resident Bud Wilcocks pled guilty on Oct. 29 to charges of animal cruelty.  The charges were laid following a BC SPCA investigation on Feb. 3 in which the SPCA seized six lame, lice-infested and emaciated goats and three neglected ponies from a farm on Westview Avenue.  The property was also littered with animal …

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Charges laid against owner of starving dogs

September 18, 2009

Crown counsel has charged Peter Joseph Seymour with four counts of animal cruelty following an SPCA investigation involving three badly-neglected dogs. Two adult dogs, one of whom was “days from death,” and a puppy were removed from a Ladysmith-area First Nations reserve in March. One of the adults, a skeletal female bullmastiff, was surrendered March …

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Cruelty Investigators Seize 74 Animals in Vernon

September 15, 2009

BC SPCA special constables seized 73 animals from a Vernon area property yesterday. The animals were removed after their owner failed to comply with SPCA orders to improve conditions for the animals, despite more than 20 follow-up visits by SPCA officers during the past year. “This was a case where the owner had been given …

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Cruelty Charges Laid Against Powell River Resident

August 17, 2009

Crown counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Powell River resident Bud Wilcocks following a BC SPCA investigation earlier this year. On Feb. 3, the SPCA seized six lame, lice-infested and emaciated goats and three neglected ponies from a farm on Westview Avenue. The property was also littered with animal carcasses and debris. BC …

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26 Great Danes seized near Kamloops

July 16, 2009

BC SPCA special constables have seized 26 Great Danes and six cats from a property south of Kamloops. The 10 adult dogs and 16 puppies were in varying degrees of distress and were suffering from a range of untreated medical conditions.

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