In 2014 the BCSPCA’s Cruelty Investigations Department continued to see an increase in the number of complaints received about farm animals 18% of the calls responded to involved farm animals, 762 complaints were for horses, 139 were for cattle. The BCSPCA removed and cared for over 115 equines and 142 beef cattle.
Below are links to a few stories of cruelty investigations related to farm animals and ways you can help support these animals when they need us the most.
Fraser Valley 2014
How you can help horses in need
Make an online gift today - To date, the BC SPCA has spent more than $123,000 to rescue, transport, board and care for these horses and sadly, the costs continue to rise. Your donation will help the BC SPCA rescue, care for and rehabilitate animals in need throughout B.C.
Donate goods or services -- Please send us an email if you have hay or other items to help the horses.
Foster a horse and help them on their road to recovery.
Report an animal in distress by calling the toll free Animal Cruelty Reporting Hotline at 1 (855) 6BC SPCA (1-855-622-7722). The call centre is open seven days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Saturday and Sunday. If it is an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your local police department or RCMP.