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10 years on a chain. No blanket, toy, or bone. Often no food or water. Animal Advocates Society of BC first saw this abused and neglected dog at night, lying in the frozen mud in her own feces, being snowed and sleeted on. Neighbours said that her owners urinated on her from the porch. Several upset neighbours told AAS that they had phoned the British Columbia SPCA many times, for many years.
The BC SPCA did not seize this dog or charge the owner with cruelty even though it could have used the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (http://bit.ly/IRNCxe) to do so. It also could have used the Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaws (http://bit.ly/1h3HoXp), adopted in this municipality at Animal Advocates' urging, to make the owners take better care of her.
What the SPCA would do for her was to take $50 to kill her. We were given Judith a day before her owners told us they were going to …