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Dogwalker who left animals to die given six months in jail, lifetime ban on looking after pets

January 28, 2015

Lower Mainland dog walker Emma Paulsen was sentenced today to six months in jail and has been given a 10-year ban on owning animals and a lifetime ban on caring for other people’s pets. Paulsen was charged with animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation last May. On May 13, 2014 Paulsen reported that six …

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Animal cruelty charges approved against Des Hague

January 23, 2015

Crown counsel has approved animal cruelty charges against former Centerplate CEO Des Hague following a BC SPCA investigation into the case.  Images of Hague mistreating a friend’s Doberman puppy were captured last July on the elevator surveillance video in his downtown Vancouver apartment complex. Hague has been charged with two counts (Section 24 (1) and …

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BC SPCA celebrates the New Year with fantastic feline news

January 9, 2015

Another year has come and gone, and as British Columbians bring in 2015, the BC SPCA is celebrating a successful year of spaying and neutering outdoor cats throughout British Columbia. A major focus of the BC SPCA’s five-year Strategic Plan is ensuring that every cat in B.C. has a loving home, yet there are still …

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BC SPCA school programs: Humane education resources for teachers

January 1, 2015

As a new year begins, the BC SPCA is encouraging educators to incorporate animal welfare learning into classroom and extra-curricular activities. “The BC SPCA offers a wide range of resources for teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “Our goal is to support them in educating students about animal welfare issues …

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Singer Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato donate pet treats for BC SPCA outreach programs

December 18, 2014

Pets of low-income guardians in the Downtown Eastside got an early Christmas present on Dec. 18 when Canadian singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, donated a generous supply of DOG for DOG treats to Charlie’s Food Bank, the weekly pet food bank run by the BC SPCA. Charlie’s, which operates out of the …

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