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SPCA seeks public’s help in finding owner of dog abandoned at Christmas

December 26, 2011

Holly, as she has been named by SPCA staff, is recovering well from the surgery to remove the large tumour from her head and the treatments she received for the ulcer in her eye.  She has been bathed and groomed to remove the mattes from her fur and she is responding happily to all the …

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Animal cruelty charges pending against Nanaimo man

December 14, 2011

Warning: story contains graphic images Charges of animal cruelty are pending against the Nanaimo owner of a seven-month-old German shepherd puppy who was found with a collar deeply embedded in her neck. The malnourished puppy was tied up in a yard and was wearing a 33-centimetre collar that was at least 10 centimetres too short to …

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Brentwood Bay residents found guilty of animal cruelty in horse starvation case

December 13, 2011

Brentwood Bay residents David Whiffin and Clayton Cunningham were found guilty today in a shocking case of animal abuse in which they starved their 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding named Jalupae to the point of emaciation and then hung the animal to death by tying him with ropes to an excavator on a waterfront acreage in Brentwood …

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Man charged with nine counts of animal cruelty in brutal Richmond killings

December 2, 2011

BC SPCA officials call it one of the most disturbing cases they have encountered in recent memory. Kendall Goheen of Richmond has been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after he allegedly stabbed and killed three pets he co-owned …

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Owner of husky found outside Kamloops SPCA focus of cruelty investigation

December 2, 2011

The BC SPCA will not be returning a malnourished husky who was left tied to the Kamloops SPCA shelter on Nov. 22 to the Chilliwack woman claiming to be her owner. “Normally we would be absolutely thrilled to be able to reunite a lost dog with their guardian, but in this case we have considerable concerns …

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Saanich residents charged with animal cruelty following BC SPCA investigation

December 2, 2011

Crown counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against two Saanich men following a BC SPCA investigation. Dave and Dennis Bowcott of North Saanich were charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after a neighbour observed a small goat, an African Boer mix, in distress on their property. “The emaciated female goat was lying …

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