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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Wildfire community support for BC SPCA ‘truly inspiring’

July 20, 2017

With wildfires still raging in B.C., the BC SPCA has officially been deemed an essential service by the province, allowing animal protection officers access beyond checkpoints to collect as many animals left behind as possible. Officers are feeding, watering, and comforting animals and where possible, reuniting them with their guardians at check points. If the …

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Lifesavers: BC SPCA grant helps CARE Network save feline lives

Tabby cat outdoors sitting on wood log
July 13, 2017

No one wants their cat spraying in the house. For Batman, a one-year-old feline from Opitsaht, a boat access-only community, getting neutered saved his nine lives, as his family had been considering  making him live outside when he started spraying inside. “Outdoor-only cats don’t live long in Opitsaht – it’s a remote community with a population of free-roaming dogs …

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Best namaste ever: Animal yoga in Richmond

July 1, 2017

Going to yoga can be good for you. Going to yoga with kittens and bunnies? Even better! The BC SPCA Richmond Education and Adoption Centre has started holding yoga with animals classes to offer a healthy exercise option for animal lovers as well as the chance to feature adoptable animals who need ‘fur’ever homes. “So …

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Happy 150th Canada: Remember your pets during birthday celebrations

June 29, 2017

With celebrations planned across B.C. this weekend for Canada’s 150th birthday, the BC SPCA strongly recommends that pet guardians plan for the safety of their furry family members during any fireworks festivities. “The roaring explosions and bright lights of fireworks can be upsetting to your pet and even lead to harm. Fireworks can cause animals …

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City of Vancouver helps prevent animal cruelty with pet sales ban

puppy in pet store cage
June 29, 2017

The City of Vancouver council voted unanimously Wednesday in favour of banning the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from pet stores, a move applauded by the BC SPCA. “Council is standing up against the importation of puppies from mills and issues related to impulse purchases,” said Amy Morris, BC SPCA manager of public policy …

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

June 22, 2017

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

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BC SPCA warns of highrise dangers for cat guardians

June 6, 2017

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning to cat guardians in highrise buildings to safeguard their pets after a number of cats have suffered injury or death after falling from balconies. “At the Vancouver shelter we’ve had four cats brought to us in two weeks alone who were seriously injured after jumping or falling from …

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Caring for urban and backyard chickens

June 3, 2017

The BC SPCA is supportive of urban consumers seeking alternatives to conventional eggs produced by hens housed in battery cages; however, raising hens in an urban, backyard environment is not a suitable practice for individuals with little to no knowledge or experience in chicken care. Instead, consumers are encouraged to purchase eggs produced on SPCA …

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Plan ahead for peace of mind: BC Pet Registry helps lost pets return home

June 1, 2017

Plan ahead for peace of mind with your pet by ensuring he has permanent identification that is registered in the BC Pet Registry. That’s the message Ali Omelaniec, BC SPCA officer of marketing and community development, hopes to spread in a new Tip Tuesday video about the BC Pet Registry, which now has more than …

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