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BC SPCA uses legacy to provide spay/neuter grants to B.C. communities

August 1, 2012

The BC SPCA is launching a new spay/neuter grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Through a $75,000 legacy from a compassionate BC SPCA donor who was concerned about the suffering of homeless cats, the SPCA will be distributing grants of $2,500, $5,000 and $7,500 to municipalities …

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BC SPCA recommends charges in Captain cruelty case

July 27, 2012

The BC SPCA has recommended charges to crown counsel in the case of Captain, a two-year-old German shepherd rescued from a dumpster in Vancouver that subsequently died on July 19. The recommendation is that the person responsible for Captain’s injuries be charged with causing unnecessary suffering pursuant to section 445.1(1)(a) of the criminal code and …

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Victoria resident charged with animal cruelty after flea-infested cat dies

July 24, 2012

A Victoria woman whose cat died after suffering from heavy flea infestation has been charged with animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Maureen Silva makes her first court appearance on Aug. 29. A veterinarian was called to attend Ms. Silva’s three-year-old Persian cat Princess earlier this …

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BC SPCA breaks ground for new community animal centre in Powell River

June 18, 2012

Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of The B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other top BC SPCA officials will be in Powell River on Wednesday, July 25 for a sod-turning ceremony for the region’s first-ever SPCA community animal centre. Construction of the new facility at 7558 Duncan Street begins this month …

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Forensic examinations reveal mutilated cats were victims of predators

June 15, 2012

BC SPCA officials announced today that necropsies conducted by internationally known forensic veterinarian Dr. Melinda Merck on the remains of mutilated cats and other animals found in the Lower Mainland, have determined the animals were victims of predator attack. Initial findings from pathologists and veterinarians, combined with the unusual placement of the bodies, had raised …

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BC SPCA investigation under way into death of horse in Keremeos

June 7, 2012

A BC SPCA investigation is under way into the death of a horse who was humanely euthanized by RCMP officials in Keremeos on June 5. The horse had collapsed and was deemed to be in critical condition. “On June 6 our constables were alerted to allegations that the horse may have been beaten. We immediately …

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