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News Category: Adoption

Northern BC SPCA shelters overwhelmed with cats and kittens

Ginger kitten close up shot looking sad
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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12 Things to know before adopting a mini pig

July 25, 2017

Search for “micro-pig” on YouTube and you will instantly be regaled with adorable videos of tiny piglets climbing stairs, playing with dogs, sleeping on couches and scampering on the beach. “There is no denying how cute they are,” says Meghann Cant, animal welfare educator for the BC SPCA. “But how many will still be cherished …

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Caring for urban and backyard chickens

July 25, 2017

The BC SPCA is supportive of urban consumers seeking alternatives to conventional eggs produced by hens housed in battery cages; however, raising hens in an urban, backyard environment is not a suitable practice for individuals with little to no knowledge or experience in chicken care. Instead, consumers are encouraged to purchase eggs produced on SPCA …

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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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Birthday reunion for Bernese pups a success

March 17, 2017

The pouring rain didn’t dampen the spirits of several Bernese mountain dogs and their guardians last weekend. The reunion/birthday party was held to both celebrate the eight Bernese puppies’ first birthday and to reunite them with their mom and siblings. Rescued during a cruelty investigation last year with the help of the RCMP, when the …

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Government funding a huge boost to BC SPCA capital plan

March 1, 2017

The BC SPCA was extremely pleased when the B.C. Government announced an additional $5 million to support the society’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters. “We are grateful to the Province of B.C. for their ongoing support of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of …

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Love comes in all sizes

March 1, 2017

This March, the BC SPCA wants to bring attention to the many small pets available for adoption at shelters across the province. “We’ve designated March as Small Animal Month,” explains Meghann Cant, BC SPCA animal welfare educator and self-professed small animal enthusiast. “We’d like to remind the public that we have more than just dogs …

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