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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Prince George takes big step toward addressing cat crisis

Caged rescued feral stray cat
November 14, 2017

Several cat colonies were brought under control and 221 cats were fixed thanks to a PetSmart Charities™ of Canada grant awarded to the BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch to address free-roaming cats in and around the city of Prince George. “We were able to bring three feral cat colonies in Prince George under control through …

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BC SPCA seeks owner of Tibetan mastiff struck by truck in Mission

November 1, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a dog struck by a truck in Mission last week. “The stray dog was hit by the front bumper of a truck on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission, near the regional garbage …

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‘Free kittens’ project focuses on B.C.’s cat overpopulation problem

November 1, 2017

Free kittens. How would you react? This is why the BC SPCA developed the Kitten Box Project, an initiative that takes a lighthearted approach to highlighting a big issue facing our province: cat overpopulation. Every day in B.C. thousands of kittens are born to family pets, stray cats living on the streets and feral cats. …

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Courtenay to benefit from PetSmart Charities™ spay & neuter grant

October 19, 2017

The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is excited to announce that the PetSmart Charities™ of Canada grant will now extend to residents in Courtenay. “We have made a significant impact for low-income families and cats in need in the town of Comox and are thrilled to expand the program to include the city …

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Four ways to keep community cats safe this winter

October 16, 2017

It is National Feral Cat Day and with winter just around the corner, community cats could use a helping hand. Even though stray and community cats feel at home outside, they can struggle through the winter months to find enough food, water and shelter. If you are feeding an unsocialized outdoor cat, here are some …

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Cats and collars: Why breakaway design is so important

October 11, 2017

Do you have a breakaway collar for your cat? Whether your feline prefers to be indoors or out; whether he’s a kitten or a full-grown adult, there are several reasons to ensure your pet wears a collar that will unfasten when something pulls on it with force. “Even if you think ‘my cat never goes …

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No tricks, just treats: Pet-safe recipes for Halloween

A golden retriever being fed a treat by a happy smiling man indoors
October 1, 2017

Whether we are young or just young at heart, candy and chocolate probably top the list of things we like most about Halloween! But, of course, those sweet snacks we enjoy so much are harmful to our pets. Try making these healthy treats instead for the four-legged trick-or-treaters in your lives. Canine candy corn All …

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Flea treatment: Why you should never use your dog’s medication on your cat

October 1, 2017

Some pet guardians care for more than one furry family member, many of whom are often from different species, such as cats, dogs, fish, Guinea pigs, birds and more. They may sometimes be tempted to give the same, prescription or over-the-counter flea or tick medication that they purchased for their dog to their cat. This …

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