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BC SPCA summer camp season a success, new youth events coming in October

September 13, 2017

  After eight successful weeks of summer camps, with a record total of 1627 campers at 21 locations, BC SPCA summer camp season is complete for another year. The next event opportunity for young animal lovers at the BC SPCA will be Pro-D Day workshops beginning in October. Summer campers aged six to 11 received …

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BC SPCA and VHS seek leave to intervene in Vancouver Aquarium lawsuit against City of Vancouver Park Board

September 7, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) and the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) are seeking leave at the British Columbia Supreme Court to intervene in the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park Board. The aquarium’s lawsuit aims to invalidate a bylaw passed by the Park Board that bans …

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Northern BC SPCA shelters overwhelmed with cats and kittens

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September 6, 2017

If you’ve been thinking of bringing a furry feline into your family, the BC SPCA is urging you to act “meow“! “We have been overwhelmed with the number of cats and kittens being surrendered or abandoned this summer and our shelters are struggling to find space for them all,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of …

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Victoria SPCA caring for 56 surrendered cats

September 5, 2017

The Victoria SPCA is caring for 56 cats surrendered by their guardians last week. “Our officers were called to attend a Victoria property where the cats lived and the couple cooperated fully in surrendering the animals for care,” says Annie Prittie Bell, manager of the Victoria SPCA. “The cats were found in overcrowded and unsanitary …

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Good things come in small packages: How to interact with small animals

September 1, 2017

Plenty of people prefer their pets on a smaller scale, such as Guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters or rats. When you’re interacting with small animals, it’s important to pay attention to them and their needs, says BC SPCA regional humane educator Alex Kelsch. “When you’re interacting with small animals, like rats or other rodents, it’s important …

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SPCA Certified farmers embrace animal-friendly food guide

September 1, 2017

The Canadian food guide has been a staple in our society’s food planning since its introduction in 1942. Developed during the Second World War at a time of poverty and wartime rationing, the guide has since been slow to change with nutrition research and the cultural diversity of Canada. Canada’s Food Guide was formed to …

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M’aidez: French bulldog at Victoria SPCA needs help to walk without pain

August 31, 2017

His knee causes him constant pain and leaves him unable to walk for more than a couple of minutes at a time. BC SPCA staff are hoping the public can help Walter, a friendly French bulldog at the Victoria SPCA, who needs surgery to mend the issues with his leg. “His kneecap is off by …

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Wildlife in Focus Photo Contest – Only two weeks left to enter and vote!

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August 31, 2017

Enter a photo or vote on a photo today >> Backyard elks, woodpecker babies and regal eagles are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until Sept. 15. Photographers are going wild to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife …

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