British Columbia Dog Rescue Ordered to Pay SPCA $75,000

Dogway Dog Rescue, a Mission-based shelter in British Columbia, has been ordered to pay over $75,000 to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after an appeal for the return of sixty-three seized dogs was denied by the Farm Industry Review Board (FIRB). The SPCA officers seized the dogs on January 4th, 2023, due to allegations of neglect and abuse. In its decision, the FIRB noted that the shelter has a history of complaints related to animal welfare dating back to 2012, and while the shelter made efforts to improve, it always returned to providing inadequate care.