British Columbia Puppy Mill Breeder Loses Appeal to Have Seized Dogs Returned

The British Columbia (BC) Farm Industry Review Board has rejected an appeal from Clearwater resident Kurtis Elliot to have four of his dogs returned to him. Elliot surrendered two adult dogs and had six adult dogs and seven puppies seized by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in January 2023. The review board also found Elliot liable for $7,608.48 claimed by the BC SPCA for care of the dogs. According to the decision, the dogs were severely underweight, lacked socialization and training, and had no suitable shelter, food, or water.