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Animal cruelty officers seek help in solving bizarre case in Dawson Creek

January 26, 2010

(Warning: Graphic photo below. Discretion is advised.) BC SPCA animal cruelty investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving a disturbing case in Dawson Creek. “It’s a bizarre and very upsetting case where an individual woke up on Jan. 15 to find a large block of ice on his lawn,” explains Marcie Moriarty, general manager …

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Golden retriever puppies seized in Chilliwack cruelty investigation

January 18, 2010

An emaciated golden retriever and her 11 puppies are now safe in BC SPCA custody following a cruelty investigation earlier this week.  The nursing mother, whose ribs protrude through her thin coat, is under veterinary care, and the four-week-old puppies are also receiving care for nutritional issues. “It is such a sad case because it …

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Dawson Creek residents plead guilty to animal neglect and cruelty

January 18, 2010

Michelle Kuberski and Kenneth Bunker have pled guilty to charges of animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation on their rural farm near Dawson Creek.  The two were sentenced last week in Dawson Creek Court to a $700 fine, two years probation and instructions that the BC SPCA be given a list of all remaining …

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Saanich woman banned from owning animals for three years

January 7, 2010

North Saanich woman who allowed her dog to suffer with a broken jaw, pneumonia and a collapsed lung has been banned from owning animals for three years. Iris Crystal Jones was handed the ban after pleading guilty to animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. “This was a horrific case of neglect,” …

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