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Dog seized by B.C. SPCA after travelling in crate strapped to back of RV

This photo was taken of a dog that was carted across B.C. in a crate. It was found in Oliver.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Lisa Bohn
July 02, 2021 - 12:43 PM

A dog found in a crate that was strapped to the back of an RV in the middle of B.C.’s heat wave has now been seized by the B.C. SPCA.

The owner was driving from the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan.

South Okanagan residents called RCMP on June 27 after seeing the startling sight of a dog in a crate strapped to an RV on what was a record-breaking hot day.

The vehicle gained a fair bit of social media attention when it rolled through the Lower Mainland with the dog crated to the back of it. The dog was eventually found in Oliver.

READ MORE: Dog in crate strapped to rear of RV found safe in Oliver

This dog was seized by the B.C. SPCA after it was seen in a crate that was strapped to the back of an RV, travelling across the province, June 27, 2021.
This dog was seized by the B.C. SPCA after it was seen in a crate that was strapped to the back of an RV, travelling across the province, June 27, 2021.
Image Credit: B.C. SPCA

The SPCA was able to track the location of the dog and obtain a warrant to seize the animal, said the non-profit’s communications manager Lorie Chortyk, via email.

“We took him into our custody on June 30. He is being cared for at an undisclosed location and we will definitely be recommending charges of animal cruelty to Crown counsel,” she said.

The dog is not available for adoption at this time as the SPCA must follow legal steps in the process before the dog is considered the non-profit’s to re-home, she said.


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