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News Category: Adoption

Who’s a good boy? BC SPCA ad campaign celebrates how animals bring out the best in us

June 6, 2016

Some things can bring out the worst in people, like traffic gridlock, while others can bring out the best, like animals. No one does that better than our pets, who we can be silly with, play with and cuddle with like we can’t with any human – and that’s the whole point of a recently …

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Animal abandonment on the rise in B.C.’s North Peace region

May 25, 2016

They were left to fend for themselves, next to an open carrier and a dish of water, near a local dog park just before the Victoria Day long weekend. Luckily, a Good Samaritan out for a stroll noticed the abandoned cat with eight tiny, four-week-old kittens, due to the attention they were getting from several …

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Reptiles as pets: Five common myths debunked

May 24, 2016

A swaying elephant. A feather-plucked parrot. A pacing tiger. For many exotic animals, the signs of poor welfare in captivity are easy to recognize. But what about reptiles? How can we tell when a snake is suffering? Can a snake suffer? Reptiles have long been regarded as simple animals with little capacity for learning or …

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Sunshine Coast SPCA hosts info sessions for adopters interested in toy Yorkies

May 4, 2016

Several toy Yorkshire terriers will be available for adoption at the Sunshine Coast SPCA, following a cruelty investigation and seizure in early April. Kept in small crates and cages, the 11 tiny dogs will need loving homes and a lot of love and patience, says BC SPCA Sunshine Coast Branch manager Cindy Krapiec. “When they …

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New BC SPCA campaign celebrates the animal-human bond

April 12, 2016

The BC SPCA has launched a new television campaign that celebrates the unique bond shared by humans and their furry companions. The three 15-second spots focus on the theme “Animals bring out the human in us” and highlight three distinct aspects of our relationship with our pets: “Animals bring out the child in us”, “Animals …

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Applications now being accepted for Langley puppy mill dogs

March 14, 2016

MARCH 14 UPDATE: Watch as Twister, one of the 66 seized dogs from a pupy mill in Langley, goes to her forever home. MARCH 10 UPDATE: The Vancouver BC SPCA Branch is now accepting new applications for the remaining adult dogs recently seized from the Langley puppy mill and will be reviewing accordingly. Breeds include …

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Love comes in all sizes

February 29, 2016

This March, the BC SPCA wants to bring attention to the many small pets available for adoption at shelters across the province. Adorable Gizmo and his buddy Chester are waiting for their forever home together at the BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch. “We’ve designated March as Small Animal Month,” explains Meghann Cant, BC …

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