Richmond Animal Protection Society
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A passerby heard noise from a ditch in Richmond, B.C.
The government has already begun consultations with the SPCA.
Marcie Moriarty says investigators responded to 10,205 complaints in 2015.
The starving dog, now named Willow, had only rocks and soil in her stomach when she was found.
The BC SPCA received over 8,800 complaints in 2014 alone.
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In total, 35 dogs, 16 horses, and six cats were taken into the SPCA's care.
Both men face one criminal charge each of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal.
"I've never myself seen an abuse case like this."
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"... an extremely disturbing level of violence was inflicted on this poor dog."
"The veterinarian estimated that it had been like that for at least a month."
The offence carries a maximum penalty of a $75,000 fine, up to two years in jail or a lifetime ban on owning animals.
"The dog continued whimpering and then he put his hand around the dog's neck until it stopped."