|Watch AAS's touching, funny, fearless RESCUE VIDEOS. At "UNCHAIN OUR FRIENDS" see the AAS campaign and video that forced the BC SPCA to issue a press release announcement that it is going to finally use the law it's had for twenty years to take action for yard dogs - those poor dogs who live helpless lives of miserable neglect, brutal cruelty, and illegal distress, all over BC. The SPCA made that announcement in September 2009 in Prince George BC within weeks of the release of AAS's campaign and video. Yet to this date, September 2010, AAS continues to get reports of sick, cold, lonely chained dogs from all over BC and even from Prince George. Like Cherry...|
|Prince George BC where Winters
can be -40 degrees and the flies in Summer are thick, especially on dogs
that live in their own excrement. It was in Prince George in
October 2009 that the SPCA launched its
provincewide campaign to highlight plight of chained dogs.
It called this campaign "Break the Chains of Suffering" and a lot of dog-lover and rescuers thought that meant that the SPCA was not going to let dogs like Cherry suffer any longer.
But it didn't. Cherry was reported to the SPCA and nothing at all changed.
Nothing at all, even though Cherry's owner was in contravention of the PCA Act in at least two ways.
A moment before this photo was
taken, Cherry was grinning from ear to ear and galloping up to the
person who had come to touch her and tell her what a dear girl she is. She was suddenly jerked onto her back when her tether ran out.
|In the BC Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Act, causing or permitting "distress" is an offence
and an animal is in distress if it is:
(a) deprived of adequate food, water, shelter,
ventilation, space, care or veterinary treatment,
It's clear why this condition is called "cherry eye".
One of the most powerful things you can do
is to spread our web of compassion for animals. Send the AAS Website to everyone you know who hates cruelty to animals. The power of
animal-lovers joined together by the internet is changing animal protection and welfare in this province.
Use your power for the animals!