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Rescue of dog left in hot car captured on video

Grand Bend - When a man found a dog was left in a car on a sweltering day, he took a large rock and smashed a window. The dog seemed happy it was taken out of the car and the couple that left the dog in the car are being investigated by the SPCA.

Bill would ban declawing of cats in New York state

Albany - If the legislation passes, New York would become the first state to prohibit cats and other animals from being declawed. Opinion, even among veterinarians, is divided.

Fort McMurray pets rescued, being reunited with their owners

Fort Mcmurray - Groups and individuals have begun to reunite pets and other animals with their owners after they were abandoned in Fort McMurray after the forced evacuation due to the out-of-control wildfires.

Man told to euthanize vicious pet, tries to have wrong dog killed

He was ordered by a judge to have his pet euthanized, so he allegedly tried to trick the local SPCA and the court by bringing in the wrong dog to be put down.

Viral story about dog in need has happy ending Special

Sanford - A story about a puppy and his human companion who was willing to spend his entire disability check on vet care is still circulating like wildfire on the web. The heartwarming story reached a happy ending when Dolly’s Foundation stepped in.

Dead cats found hanging from trees in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers - Reports vary, but between 25 and 30 cats were found hanging from trees, most in plastic bags, in a vacant lot in Yonkers, N.Y. It appears the cats were bludgeoned to death before placed in the bags and hung on trees.

B.C. dog breeder banned from owning dogs for 20 years

Abbotsford - A 70-year-old B.C. man received the ban after he was convicted of cruelty to animals following a 2010 raid in which the B.C. SPCA seized several dogs from a puppy mill.

Police officer shoots kittens in front of children

North Ridgeville - The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is pushing for animal cruelty charges against a North Ridgeville, Ohio police officer Barry Accorti, after he shot and killed five kittens.

Video: New Zealand SPCA teaches dogs how to drive

Auckland - New Zealand SPCA has trained three dogs to drive as part of its campaign to encourage people to adopt stray dogs. The campaign hopes to show that stray mongrels rescued by the group are not second-class dogs but that they are highly intelligent.

Thousands of kittens, cats need homes in B.C., SPCA drops price

The SPCA in B.C. is finding that being cute and cuddly isn't helping many kittens and cats find homes. There are overloaded with felines and in an effort to find families to adopt them they have cut the price of doing so by half.

SPCA searches for owner of puppy found with horrific rope burns

Surrey - The BC SPCA in Surrey, British Columbia is asking for help to find the owners of a puppy that was found in some bushes, with severe rope burns on its muzzle. It's being investigated as a case of animal cruelty.

Neglected maggot-infested dog struggles to survive in Victoria

Victoria - A heartbreaking story out of Victoria, B.C. where a small Shih Tzu dog is struggling to survive after being found neglected and covered in massive open wounds infested with maggots.

Abandoned dog on SPCA doorstep has massive tumor removed

A dog with a tumor on the side of its head the size of an egg was abandoned in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on Dec. 23, 2011 and while the unknown owners are being criticized, their actions saved the animals life.

Faith to live, SPCA denies euthanasia rumors about the dog

Brantford - The pit bull named Faith was never going to be euthanized and was in no danger of dying, says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Canada.

Hero canine Faith is facing death in Ontario Special

Brantford - An Ontario woman credits a stranger dog named Faith with keeping her alive after she passed out due to a rare heart condition on a busy road in Brantford, Ontario.

Chihuahua pups born without front legs capture hearts

Methuen - Three Chihuahua puppies who were handed over to a shelter in the US may only have two legs each, but a video released by the charity shows they have no lack of energy.

100 healthy sled dogs slaughtered in 'horrific' cull

The B.C. SPCA is conducting an investigation into the death of 100 sled dogs by a tour company in Whistler, British Columbia. The tour company, "Outdoor Adventures Whistler", has admitted to killing 100 sled dogs in April of 2010.

Northeast Ohio SPCA No-Kill Pet Shelter to hold fundraiser

Cleveland - The "Clam Bark" is a fundraising event that will include dinner, drinks, a silent auction, musical entertainment and much more.

Ontario animal shelter announces it will stop euthanization

Toronto - The Newmarket SPCA in Ontario, Canada, under fire for plans to euthanize 350 animals held at its shelter, announced it has stopped killing the animals in its care.

SPCA backs down a bit on its stance, will save some animals

Newmarket - The quest to save the hundreds of animals slated to be put down after a shelter north of Toronto, Canada, said it had no choice due to a severe ringworm outbreak has resulted in the shelter saying it would save 20 animals.

3rd giraffe dies in B.C. animal facility, charges pending

Charges are pending against the Fort Langely conservation centre, Mountain View Conservation Centre after a giraffe died during hoof trimming.

Giraffes' Deaths Lead to Scrutiny for BC Conservation Centre Special

A veterinarian has determined the cause of death of at least one of two giraffes that died suddenly last month at Mountain View Conservation Centre in Fort Langley, British Columbia.

PETA gets kudos for rescue of 26,000+ exotic animals in Texas

It's not often People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is praised. The organization, which advocates vegetarianism, recently helped shut down an exotic pet store in Texas where the animals were poorly handled.

Woman Goes to Court to Save Dog's Life

A Nova Scotia woman has turned to the courts in a last ditch effort to prevent her dog from being killed. The dog has a history of violence towards other dogs.

Spider Turns On Owner; Owner Turns Spider Over To SPCA

A Long Island man knew he was in trouble when his pet tarantula started rearing up on its hind legs and baring its fangs. D'ya think so? Holy crap, just look at that picture. If that thing reared at me, I'd be flinging my cast iron frying pan at it.

Abused animals recovering at SPCA

Sad case of Animal Cruelty but animals rescued in time.

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SPCA teaches dogs how to drive
SPCA teaches dogs how to drive
The SPCA is investigating a case in Prince Albert where the body of two dogs were found frozen in a ...
The SPCA is investigating a case in Prince Albert where the body of two dogs were found frozen in a bag.
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Animal cruelty investigations by the Ontario SPCA and its affiliated Humane Societies are governed b...
Animal cruelty investigations by the Ontario SPCA and its affiliated Humane Societies are governed by provincial legislation under the Ontario SPCA Act.
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SPCA: The frozen bodies of two bloodied and broken dogs were found in a bag off of the highway near ...
SPCA: The frozen bodies of two bloodied and broken dogs were found in a bag off of the highway near Prince Albert
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