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30 Dachshunds seized from terrible living conditions in the Okanagan

September 21, 2023

The BC SPCA seized 30 Dachshund dogs from an Okanagan breeder, ranging in age from four months to five years of age. The dogs were found to have dental disease, overgrown nails, exposure to high ammonia levels and were living in unsanitary conditions. They were kept in small crates; the little bedding present was soiled …

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BC SPCA urges drivers to use extra caution as daylight hours dwindle

barred owl on tree branch
September 12, 2023

With the transition to autumn comes dwindling daylight hours, which typically signals an increase in owl patients at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC). The higher number of these night-time hunters needing care showcases how dangerous this time of year can be for nocturnal wildlife. This is a very risky time for …

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16 Yorkshire terriers and one pomeranian seized from a breeder in the North Okanagan

September 12, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have seized 16 Yorkshire terriers and one pregnant pomeranian from a North Okanagan-area breeder. The dogs, which range in ages from two to 10 years old, were in distress as defined by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. “Our officers were shocked at how poor the living conditions were …

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Update: Two dogs abandoned at animal centre with quills embedded in their faces

September 8, 2023

They were found tied to a picnic table in front of the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo animal centre in Prince George. Asha and Saki, two one-year-old husky mix sisters, were abandoned overnight just outside the range of the BC SPCA’s security cameras with porcupine quills embedded in their faces. “When animal centre staff arrived at …

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Update: Emaciated Labrador retriever lucky to be found alive in remote area

September 7, 2023

Fish, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever mix came out of the woods in a remote area in Enderby, close to Kingfisher. He was bone thin and covered in sores. Luckily, a good Samaritan was in the area and was able to get Fish into her car and get him to the BC SPCA in Shuswap. “He …

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