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Wildfire community support for BC SPCA ‘truly inspiring’

July 20, 2017

With wildfires still raging in B.C., the BC SPCA has officially been deemed an essential service by the province, allowing animal protection officers access beyond checkpoints to collect as many animals left behind as possible. Officers are feeding, watering, and comforting animals and where possible, reuniting them with their guardians at check points. If the …

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All the love for half the price: BC SPCA holds adoption event for adult cats

July 20, 2017

Get all the love for half the price. From July 24-Aug. 2, the BC SPCA is holding a cat adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, at all of its locations across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the adult felines in the society’s care. “We’re hoping this promotion, which offers …

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Sooke resident charged with animal cruelty in dog’s death

July 19, 2017

Sooke resident Dr. Philip Ney has been charged with animal cruelty following the death of his six-year-old mixed breed dog Star. “Apparently Star had given birth to many litters of puppies over the years and had whelped 14 puppies in January,” says BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Erika Paul. “According to Ney only five …

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Hit us with your best shot: BC SPCA wildlife photo contest open for entries

Two fox pups peeking out from den
July 17, 2017

Is your camera ready? The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years …

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Lifesavers: BC SPCA grant helps CARE Network save feline lives

Tabby cat outdoors sitting on wood log
July 13, 2017

No one wants their cat spraying in the house. For Batman, a one-year-old feline from Opitsaht, a boat access-only community, getting neutered saved his nine lives, as his family had been considering  making him live outside when he started spraying inside. “Outdoor-only cats don’t live long in Opitsaht – it’s a remote community with a population of free-roaming dogs …

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Gentle Barnaby the cat needs your help following dog attack

July 7, 2017

The Sea to Sky SPCA Branch in Squamish is seeking help for a sweet brown tabby cat named Barnaby, after he was seriously injured in a dog attack. “Unfortunately he didn’t receive medical treatment for his injuries when the attack occurred,” says BC SPCA Sea to Sky manager Marika Donnelly. “By the time he was …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in case of injured puppy in Langley

July 6, 2017

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for inflicting intense suffering on a puppy found abandoned on the side of the road at 264th Street and 64th Avenue in Langley. The three-month-old Doberman pinscher puppy, named Lola by the SPCA, was found on July 2 by two Good Samaritans …

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Public lecture to highlight new seaside sanctuary option for cetaceans

Wild humpback whale with tail out of water
July 5, 2017

The public is warmly invited to join internationally known neuroscientist and researcher Dr. Lori Marino to learn more about a ground-breaking effort to create a new ocean sanctuary for former captive whales and for the rehabilitation of wild cetaceans in need. She will speak on the Whale Sanctuary Project on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 …

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Best namaste ever: Animal yoga in Richmond

July 1, 2017

Going to yoga can be good for you. Going to yoga with kittens and bunnies? Even better! The BC SPCA Richmond Education and Adoption Centre has started holding yoga with animals classes to offer a healthy exercise option for animal lovers as well as the chance to feature adoptable animals who need ‘fur’ever homes. “So …

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