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So pawsome: Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk fights animal cruelty

Paws Logo 2017
June 7, 2017

Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are invited to register and fundraise for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in more than 20 communities in B.C. throughout September (dates vary in some communities, …

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Why you should walk to end animal cruelty

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June 1, 2017

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause event is the BC SPCA’s annual charity walk and largest fundraising event. Donations to participants and the event fund critical services to care for animals in need in BC SPCA shelters and to fight animal cruelty in British Columbia. BC SPCA animal protection officer Cristie Steele …

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Two- and four-legged heroes honoured at BC SPCA Awards

May 8, 2017

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, with fur and without, with two legs and with four. The BC SPCA honoured a wide range of diverse heroes at the society’s annual awards ceremony, held at a special dinner event on May 5 in Richmond. From outstanding volunteers and staff members to incredible community partners, from …

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Plans for new BC SPCA facilities in South Peace, West Kootenays unveiled

April 1, 2017

The BC SPCA unveiled plans for new Community Animal Centres in the South Peace and West Kootenay regions at two recent events. Both facilities, part of the BC SPCA’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or refurbish aging SPCA facilities in 12 B.C. communities at a cost of $54 million, will incorporate modern …

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BC SPCA unveils plans for new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre

March 22, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) unveiled plans for its new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar at a special event on March 21 at the Castlegar Complex. “We are extremely excited about the new centre and are grateful to the provincial government, the Columbia Basin Trust, …

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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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BC SPCA unveils plans for new South Peace Community Animal Centre

March 3, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) unveiled plans for its new South Peace Community Animal Centre at a special event on March 3 in Dawson Creek. “We are extremely excited about the new centre and are grateful to the provincial government, the City of Dawson Creek and all …

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Legislation strengthens animal welfare protection

February 27, 2017

The BC SPCA applauds the Government of British Columbia’s move to target irresponsible dog and cat breeders throughout the province. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, the legislation will, if passed, provide a framework for the licensing and/or registration of commercial breeders of cats and dogs. “We are thrilled to see the provincial government take …

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BC SPCA offers free spay/neuter clinic for feral cats in Kamloops

February 21, 2017

The BC SPCA’s Spay/Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is holding a free clinic on Wednesday, March 22 to help reduce the suffering of feral cats in the region. The SPCA hopes the free event will bring in up to 50 feral cats for free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and deworming. “The overpopulation of cats is a huge …

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Cupcakes and Cuddles a hit with animal lovers

February 16, 2017

Lineups of animal lovers showed up at the TELUS Garden building in Vancouver for Cupcakes and Cuddles, a pop-up BC SPCA event, on Thursday. Featuring sweet treats and adoptable canines and animals ambassadors, the event supports National Cupcake Day™, which raises funds for SPCAs and humane societies – and the abused, neglected and injured animals …

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