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Cupcakes, puppy cuddles and Canucks a hit in Vancouver

February 13, 2018

It was a fantastic Tuesday for the animal lovers who gathered in Vancouver to cuddle with adoptable puppies. With eight cuddly furballs on hand to snuggle, the sounds of pure happiness filled the lobby of TELUS Garden, where the BC SPCA held a pop-up event, Cupcakes and Cuddles, to help raise funds and awareness for …

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Adoption day: Handsome’s happy to go to his forever home

February 9, 2018

Warning: The following story contains graphic images His tail never stops wagging. Handsome, the emaciated mastiff rescued from a property in Hope in December, found tethered with a chain outside in freezing cold temperatures, was happy to go to his forever home Friday. Adopters Pat and son Nolan say the friendly gentle giant, who has …

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Vancouver SPCA hopes public can help emaciated boxer

February 6, 2018

Warning: the following story contains graphic images He shivers constantly, unable to keep warm because he’s so emaciated. Tank, a two-and-a-half-year-old boxer, came into BC SPCA care grossly underweight, with a body condition score (BCS) of only one out of nine. “Poor Tank weighs less than half of his ideal weight,” says BC SPCA Vancouver …

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BC SPCA approves contractor for new Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre

February 5, 2018

The BC SPCA has hired A&T Project Developments Inc., an award-winning Kamloops-based company with more than 25 years’ experience, as the contractor for its new Community Animal Centre and Spay/Neuter Clinic in Kamloops. Work on the new centre is expected to begin later this spring. “We are delighted to take this next step and look …

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Event at Vancouver SPCA focuses on violence link

February 2, 2018

The BC SPCA co-hosted a public awareness event highlighting the link between domestic violence and abuse, also known as the violence link, Friday in Vancouver. Sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Animal Law Committee and the Young Lawyers Division, the event was held in support of the Atira …

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Spring break camps combine fun and learning

February 1, 2018

Know any kids looking for something fun to do this spring break? The BC SPCA has the answer. Spring break camps will be held at multiple BC SPCA locations, including Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Victoria and Cowichan (Duncan). These week-long camps give participants the chance to learn about pet care, wildlife and issues that affect …

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Comox SPCA seeks community’s help to fix 400 cats in four months

February 1, 2018

The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is making headway in addressing cat overpopulation in the region, but needs help from the community to achieve its goal of fixing 700 cats in the city of Courtenay and town of Comox. “With the help of generous funding from PetSmart Charities™ of Canada we have been …

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Tide is turning on cat overpopulation: Some gains but still work to be done

February 1, 2018

A new report on Cats in Canada shows that the cat overpopulation issue continues to challenge communities across Canada, including British Columbia. “The tide is turning, we are seeing shifting attitudes towards the value of cats in our communities, spay/neuter rates are going up and more cats are receiving permanent ID in the form of …

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Help make the vet as stress-free as possible for puppy

January 30, 2018

Time to take your puppy to the vet? The veterinarian’s office can be new and scary for a puppy – that’s why it’s important to help make his visits to the vet as positive as possible. “You want your puppy to feel comfortable going to the vet – it can be a scary place… we …

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