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Boston Bar man charged with cruelty after dogs found in horrific situation

June 24, 2010

A Boston Bar man whose three dogs were kept in a filthy dwelling and never allowed outside has been charged with animal cruelty. Delbert Margetts has been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after BC SPCA constables found his three dogs living in deplorable conditions inside a home in Boston Bar. “These …

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North Saanich couple faces new charges after breaching ban on owning animals

June 22, 2010

Sam Joe and Thelma David of North Saanich are facing new charges under the Criminal Code of Canada after breaching the conditions of a previous sentence on animal cruelty. In 2008, the couple was banned from having custody of animals after pleading guilty to severely neglecting 12 pit bulls in their care. In 2007, the …

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Crown’s decision in Mountain View case disappoints

June 15, 2010

BC SPCA officials are expressing disappointment today with Crown counsel’s decision not to proceed with charges of animal cruelty against Mountain View Conservation and Breeding facility in Langley. The BC SPCA launched an extensive animal cruelty investigation at the facility in November 2009 after receiving a lengthy list of concerns about animal welfare neglect. “We are …

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Animal cruelty charges laid after emaciated golden retriever and 11 puppies seized in Chilliwack

May 31, 2010

Crown counsel has laid charges of animal cruelty against Chilliwack resident Paula MacGougan after BC SPCA constables seized an emaciated golden retriever and her 11 puppies. MacGougan, whose animals were seized in January, faces charges under both the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. When BC SPCA officers arrived …

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