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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Victoria SPCA caring for 56 surrendered cats

September 5, 2017

The Victoria SPCA is caring for 56 cats surrendered by their guardians last week. “Our officers were called to attend a Victoria property where the cats lived and the couple cooperated fully in surrendering the animals for care,” says Annie Prittie Bell, manager of the Victoria SPCA. “The cats were found in overcrowded and unsanitary …

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Good things come in small packages: How to interact with small animals

September 1, 2017

Plenty of people prefer their pets on a smaller scale, such as Guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters or rats. When you’re interacting with small animals, it’s important to pay attention to them and their needs, says BC SPCA regional humane educator Alex Kelsch. “When you’re interacting with small animals, like rats or other rodents, it’s important …

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It takes a village: Campbell River group helps address outdoor cat population

August 28, 2017

Imagine a litter of six four-week-old kittens wandering around in the woods in the city of Campbell River. Had it not been for the Campbell River Partners in Animal Welfare Society (CR PAWS), they would certainly have died with no one around to look after them. Luckily the kittens were saved by a CR PAWS …

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North Peace SPCA staff hope public can help Prairie Rose bloom

August 22, 2017

She was thrown from a vehicle and left to be buried alive in a rural construction zone. Luckily, a worker heard Prairie Rose’s tiny mews for help and rescued the kitten, who was obviously in agony and rushed to the vet. Now, BC SPCA North Peace Branch staff are hoping the public can help little …

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Helping Hogarth: Brave shih tzu who must lose leg hopes for loving home

August 8, 2017

Warning: The following story contains graphic content. He arrived in BC SPCA care in extreme pain and fearful all touch would hurt. Hogarth, a seven-year-old shih tzu, was so matted that one of his legs had almost died and with teeth so badly diseased, he couldn’t eat properly and was underweight. “His leg was black …

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My dog has fleas: Tiny insects can cause major damage – even death

August 1, 2017

The BC SPCA is highlighting the importance of flea prevention and treatment after a dog recently surrendered into BC SPCA care nearly died from a massive flea infestation. Rascal, a sweet senior terrier from Lantzville, is now recovering after losing approximately 85 per cent of his blood. “I think people understand that fleas can cause …

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Hot pets are not cool: BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

August 1, 2017

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe. Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes “People don’t realize just how quickly their cars …

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With a little help from my friends: BC SPCA working to reunite animals with their guardians

August 1, 2017

With thousands of people and animals still displaced due to wildfire evacuations in B.C., the BC SPCA has escalated its efforts to help. Twenty-three special constables have been deployed to various areas within the Cariboo region to help rescue pets trapped behind evacuation lines, reuniting them with their guardians at check points. Officers are also …

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