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News Category: Adoption

Cowichan canine ‘miracle’ survives starvation, well on road to recovery

January 5, 2016

He was so weak when he came into BC SPCA care, staff didn’t know if he would make it. Aslan, a one-year-old German shepherd, was found by a Good Samaritan on Vancouver Island, weak, extremely emaciated and near death. “He was 50 pounds underweight – starving – as well as incredibly weak, anemic, unable to …

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Millionth milestone marked with BC SPCA animal adoption in Richmond

November 25, 2015

All animals adopted from BC SPCA shelters are one in a million, but today, that phrase takes on a literal meaning as the society celebrates the millionth adoption of an animal in BC SPCA care. The society celebrated the monumental milestone with a celebration at the BC SPCA Richmond Education and Adoption Centre that featured …

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Horses, goat and chickens find new homes at Surrey adoptathon

October 1, 2015

A recent adoptathon held in Surrey by the BC SPCA was a success, with plenty of animal-loving British Columbians coming out for the event. Many of the animals, including 16 horses, came from one Surrey property in August, where 57 animals were seized as the result of a cruelty investigation. At the adoptathon event, many …

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Surrey success: Horse heads to a forever home after recovering from cruelty

May 1, 2015

She was a pregnant, extremely emaciated mare when she came into BC SPCA care in March of 2014, but now, nine-year-old Savannah has been adopted into a loving forever home in Kamloops. With a body condition of one out of a possible nine, Savannah was seized by BC SPCA cruelty investigators with four other horses …

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Willow on her way to a new, happy ‘fur’ever home today

March 16, 2015

After a not-so-happy start to life, Willow is getting a second chance for her happily ever after with a new adoptive family today. The Siberian husky mix, found severely emaciated earlier this year wandering in Maple Ridge, with nothing but gravel in her stomach, has come a long way since she first came into BC …

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Biggy looking for a forever home after tremendous tumour removed

September 3, 2014

  Thanks to the compassion and generosity of animal lovers, Biggy is doing much better these days.   The Shar-pei, who came into the care of the Chilliwack SPCA recently with a massive growth hanging from his neck had the four-pound benign tumour removed last week. His condition and the necessary surgery prompted the Chilliwack shelter …

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Island SPCA staff hope public can help care for influx of bulldogs

July 31, 2014

There are more than the usual number of dogs at several BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island this week. Twenty-six English and French bulldogs, pugs and other breeds came into the BC SPCA’s care recently, when a local breeder became overwhelmed with caring for these friendly, furry charmers. In Nanaimo, where six of the French …

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Hoping for a home: Clearwater dogs now available for adoption

February 28, 2014

Many of the 16 dogs seized from a property in Clearwater earlier this month are now available for adoption at the Kelowna and Penticton BC SPCA branches and staff are hoping they’ll find the perfect forever homes for all of them. In Penticton, six of the 16 dogs – mostly standard poodles and golden retrievers …

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BC SPCA looking for homes for former sled tour dogs

November 27, 2013

The BC SPCA is looking for loving homes for 17 former sled tour dogs, currently available for adoption at the society’s Burnaby, Victoria, Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver branches.  The dogs, who were taken into care after the Whistler Sled Dog Company closed its operations, are wonderful dogs who are urgently seeking a “forever home”. …

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