BC SPCA seizes dog who was strapped in crate on RV during extreme heat

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The BC SPCA has announced the seizure of a dog who was inside of a crate strapped to an RV in extreme heat on June 28. The animal welfare agency issued a release about the June 30 rescue of the German shepherd.

The release states:

A dog who was spotted in a crate strapped to the back of an RV driving along Highway 1 during a record heat wave on June 28 has been seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers. The owner was driving from the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan.

Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA, thanked the concerned people who reached out for help after spotting the crated dog:

“We are grateful to the many concerned people who contacted us about this situation. We were able to act quickly to locate the dog and to apply for a warrant to seize him.” The SPCA took the dog into custody on June 30 and is caring for him at an undisclosed location.


“We deal with hundreds of calls each summer to rescue pets in distress in hot vehicles, but this situation was definitely a first for us. We will be recommending charges of animal cruelty when we submit the file to Crown counsel for their decision.”

The shepherd is safe and not available for adoption at this time.

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