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TAYLOR, B.C. – The North Peace BC SPCA received 18 strays from Taylor, according to its 2021 year-end report.

The findings were presented to the district council members earlier this month.

According to the report, 17 of the strays the SPCA received were dogs.

The SPCA says eight animals were surrendered by their owners last year, two dogs and six cats. The report also states that one dog was redeemed by its owner six times over the year.

A total of eight animals were adopted into the District of Taylor, five felines and three canines, the report said.

According to the SPCA, seven animals received a spay or neuter through their financial assistance program.

They also have a compassionate boarding program that helps people in difficult situations by taking their pets for a limited time. This service was requested four times for one dog and three cats.

Several complaints were received, including cruelty reports, stray cats, missing animals and one “vicious dog” report.

The SPCA reports that the primary complaints were about the cruelty of leaving animals with inadequate shelter and other necessities in winter or summer conditions. The “vicious dog” was attacking other animals.

The BC SPCA – North Peace Branch and the District of Taylor currently have a five-year Animal Care Services Agreement that ends on March 31st, 2025. This year’s fees paid to the North Peace Branch were $5,228.50.

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