Dog Found Buried Alive Near Montreal Dies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada

A pedestrian found it beaten and wrapped in a sheet.

Charge Laid After Saskatoon Kennel Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Alberta

Animals were left without water in a hot room.

Christmas Is Looking Bright For Canada's Companion Animals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

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.

Rescue Groups Scramble To Find Montreal Pit Bulls Homes In Maritimes

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada

Pit bulls will begin arriving in Nova Scotia by the weekend.

Montreal SPCA Files Lawsuit Over Pit Bull Ban

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada

City council voted 37-23 in favour of the ban.

Montreal SPCA Vows To Halt Dog Services Over Pit Bull Ban

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada

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.

Canada's Government Wants To Set Animal Protection Back 20 Years

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

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.

Authorities Block Animal Lovers Trying To Rescue Fort Mac Pets

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Alberta

"This is a mass grave, in basements, in crates."

Months Later, Still No Charges After Graphic Video Of Cattle Abuse

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada British Columbia

"We had expected there would be some word on charges much sooner."

Nova Scotia Man Calls For Help After 66 Cats Overtake House

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living

What do you do when a few cats turns into 66 cats?

SPCA Investigates Alleged Tiger Abuse At Ontario Zoo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada

So far no animals have been removed from the zoo.

BC SPCA Says Animal Cruelty Complaints On The Rise

Huffington Post B.C. | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The BC SPCA received over 8,800 complaints in 2014 alone.

We Need to Talk About the Inhumane Treatment of Chickens

Sayara Thurston | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Impact
Sayara Thurston

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.

Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

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!

Are Canadians Having a Cat Moment?

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

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!

Pet Owners Sue B.C. SPCA After Daycare Raid

CBC | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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 fi...

Exotic Snakes, Lizards Being Abandoned In B.C.

CBC | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 veterinari...

Happy World Animal Day -- Let's Stop Puppy Mills!

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

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.

Failed Euthanizations, Open Wounds, Animals Being Kicked..

CBC | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business

An Ontario turkey farm is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera footage reco...

If You Don't Want Your Dog, Don't Abuse It - Give It To a Shelter

Philip Vloet | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Vloet

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.

18 Animals Seized By SPCA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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.Co...

Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island couple after an emaciated and shivering shepherd-cross dog was found n...

SPCA Donations Stolen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 wee...

WATCH: Oodles Of Poodles

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 Vanco...


The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 F...