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More than 1,600 pets are left behind every July.
The president of Elite Services says it will be mandatory for one supervisor and two staff members in each barn to wear cameras on their vests.
A pedestrian found it beaten and wrapped in a sheet.
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Animals were left without water in a hot room.
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Thanks to the hard work of humane societies and SPCAs across Canada, we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has just released our annual Animal Shelter Statistics Report, and it is full of great news for companion animals in Canada.
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Pit bulls will begin arriving in Nova Scotia by the weekend.
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City council voted 37-23 in favour of the ban.
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SPCAs across the province joined forces last week to launch a website featuring expert advice that debunks breed bans and provides alternate solutions to reduce dog bites.
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I'll cut right to the chase: Canada is failing its animals, and it is time for change. Given the chance to modernize the out-dated and woefully inadequate animal cruelty provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada 13 times over the past 16 years, our lawmakers have consistently declined to protect animals. The reasons are as disappointing as you'd imagine.
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"This is a mass grave, in basements, in crates."
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"We had expected there would be some word on charges much sooner."
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What do you do when a few cats turns into 66 cats?
So far no animals have been removed from the zoo.
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The BC SPCA received over 8,800 complaints in 2014 alone.
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Our eating habits currently sanction the slaughter of nearly two million chickens per day, the vast majority of whom are treated by the industry as meat-producing machines, forced to live through a mechanized, hellish experience. If your local SPCA habitually allowed dogs and cats to languish with excruciating injuries, or turned a blind eye while countless animals in its care died during transport, it would be rightly shut down by provincial inspectors. Yet the routinely barbaric abuse of chickens is an uncomfortable reality that exists nationwide -- a direct result of the high demand for legs, breasts and wings.
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Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!
The numbers are promising but right now there are still thousands of cats and dogs in shelters waiting for their forever home. The holidays can be a magical time of year to add a companion animal to your household. Many families choose to adopt a pet and give them a home during the holiday season, creating lifelong bonds and unforgettable memories -- all while saving a life!
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A legal war has broken out between the B.C. SPCA and the owners of animals seized from a controversial Surrey pet daycare. Three pet owners have filed claims in Surrey provincial court against the SP...
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More and more exotic animals like snakes and lizards are being dumped around the Lower Mainland and being left with the SPCA, says a local veterinarian. "Unfortunately, this summer has been very...
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October 4 is World Animal Day, a global event celebrating animals big and small, from coast to coast and sea to sea around the world. Here in Canada, almost 30 per cent of households have a dog. They provide companionship, happiness and even therapy to their owners. But we still face a dark problem when choosing where to get our next dog -- puppy mills.
An Ontario turkey farm is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera footage recorded at the facility. The province’s Society for t...
One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.
CLEARWATER, B.C. - Animal-protection officers have seized 16 "badly neglected" dogs and two quarter-horses from a rural property in B.C.'s Interior.Const. Kent Kokoska of the B.C. SPCA says officers a...
VANCOUVER - Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island couple after an emaciated and shivering shepherd-cross dog was found near death on the porch of their Port Hardy-area ho...
QUESNEL, B.C. - An SPCA animal shelter in northern British Columbia is starting the new year without its yearly round of holiday donations after a weekend robbery.Someone broke into the shelter in Que...
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Are you looking for a new cuddly friend to join your family? Now may be the perfect time. This weekend, 15 small dogs were surrendered to the Vancouver branch of the BC SPCA, after it became clear the...
B.C. is home to a community of talented wildlife photographers. That much is evident from a contest for which the B.C. SPCA named its winners on Friday. The Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, a f...
Stéphane Gendron, the controversial mayor of the small town of Huntingdon, Que. recently admitted to deliberately killing cats with his pickup truck. The mayor explained on his radio show "Le Retour d...
SAANICH, B.C. - An internal investigation is underway within the B.C. SPCA, after a newly-adopted puppy was reclaimed by its original owner.Officials at the society want to know how a 30-year-old Squa...
This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.
Animal lovers and anyone with half a heart aren't the only people who have been traumatized by Sarah McLachlan's devastating ads for the SPCA. Despite the singer's desire to help the organization and...
Robert Fawcett received a sentence of three years' probation for inhumanely slaughtering dogs by gunshots, stabbing and throat slitting as the dogs became uneconomical after the 2010 Olympic tourist trade tapered off in Whistler Village. But the judge's decision seems to have been weighted in favour of Mr. Fawcett's suffering.