It’s been almost two weeks since our Adopt-a-thon and Lacey, Minnie and Kenzie were just a few of the animals who have since traveled to their forever homes! Eight horses, a donkey, and several chickens got adopted following this successful day. Thank you to all the animal-loving British Columbians who came out to the event! There's still several horses and other farm animals waiting for their perfect match.
The BC SPCA Cowichan & District Branch is looking for information on a five-month old puppy, who was found with rope embedded into his neck. We’re hoping to find out where he came from and talk to whoever owned him before he was found, wandering at large. We hope the public can help us. Anyone with information is asked to call the BC SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.
Our Surrey large-animal facility shelter has already housed numerous abused and neglected farm animals this year; including the horses from the Surrey 57 seizure. Now, in recognition of a generous gift, the facility will be named the BC SPCA Good Shepherd barn. Click the picture to find out more.
Government and community representatives joined BC SPCA staff and volunteers today to officially open the BC SPCA’s new Recovery & Adoption Barn in Kelowna, which will temporarily house horses and farm animals rescued from abusive or neglectful situations in the Okanagan region. Get the full scoop when you click the picture.
Together with Surrey Animal Control staff, we had a busy afternoon Wednesday, rounding up horses freed from a barn due to a fire. The fire was fatal for four animals, but it could have been much worse, if a passer-by hadn’t set the other animals, including several horses, free. Read how this story unfolded when you click the picture.
Guess who went to her forever home today?! We are so excited to share that after a not-so-happy start to life, Willow is getting a second chance for her happily ever after with her new family today. Get the full scoop at spca.bc.ca/news-and-events/news/news-willow-goes-home.html Thank you everyone for your love and support for this sweet girl. We can't wait for updates from her new family.
A Slocan Valley man has been charged with animal cruelty for the fourth time, following a BC SPCA seizure of 29 animals from a property near Winlaw, B.C. on Jan. 28. The animals seized on Thursday were being kept in overcrowded and inadequate conditions and were underweight and suffering from a range of medical issues. Initial estimates for medical care and special diets needed by the underweight animals come to approximately $20,000. If you can help, please visit…
Thank you to everybody who has generously stepped forward to help cover the medical expenses of the 57 malnourished animals rescued from Surrey. You make all the difference to these animals. To help thank you, which can't be done enough, here is a little video of just one of the transformations you made possible. Thank you!
In a sentence that is one of the highest ever handed down under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Lower Mainland dogwalker Emma Paulsen was sentenced today to six months in jail and has been given a 10-year ban on owning animals and a lifetime ban on caring for other people’s pets. Paulsen was charged with animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation last May. Read the full story at spca.bc.ca/news-and-even…/…/news-emma-paulsen-sentenced.html
An exciting day at the BC SPCA! We have begun construction of a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in Nanaimo to care for the region’s most vulnerable animals. A ground-breaking ceremony was held today for the new facility. Click picture to learn more.