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Cruelty Investigators Seize 74 Animals in Vernon

September 15, 2009

BC SPCA special constables seized 73 animals from a Vernon area property yesterday. The animals were removed after their owner failed to comply with SPCA orders to improve conditions for the animals, despite more than 20 follow-up visits by SPCA officers during the past year. “This was a case where the owner had been given …

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Cruelty Charges Laid Against Powell River Resident

August 17, 2009

Crown counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Powell River resident Bud Wilcocks following a BC SPCA investigation earlier this year. On Feb. 3, the SPCA seized six lame, lice-infested and emaciated goats and three neglected ponies from a farm on Westview Avenue. The property was also littered with animal carcasses and debris. BC …

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26 Great Danes seized near Kamloops

July 16, 2009

BC SPCA special constables have seized 26 Great Danes and six cats from a property south of Kamloops. The 10 adult dogs and 16 puppies were in varying degrees of distress and were suffering from a range of untreated medical conditions.

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Clydesdale horses, fowl seized from Powell River property

July 15, 2009

Three ailing Clydesdale horses are under veterinary care after they were seized from a Powell River acreage by BC SPCA cruelty officers Friday. One horse, a 14-year-old gelding, was infested with external parasites and suffering from an eye tumour and infection so severe that the surrounding tissue was inflamed and pus streamed down the horse’s …

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Owner of neglected huskies receives 10-year ban on keeping animals

July 13, 2009

A Likely, B.C. man has received a 10-year ban on owning animals in a BC SPCA cruelty investigation stemming from 2006. Guy William Smith was banned from keeping animals for the next decade after he was convicted of badly neglected 30 husky-malamute dogs in his care. The dogs were seized from his property in September …

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