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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Death of puppy prompts BC SPCA to urge Victoria-area dog guardians to vaccinate their pets

June 19, 2015

The BC SPCA is warning Victoria-area dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against both canine distemper virus and parvovirus after investigating the death of a puppy that lived in Victoria. The puppy, believed to have originated from the Central Saanich area, had previously been taken to a Vets for Pets clinic at Our …

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Legacy funds help BC SPCA address outdoor cat overpopulation problem

May 11, 2015

Addressing the suffering of tens of thousands of outdoor-living cats in B.C. is a major focus for the BC SPCA, and thanks to the generosity of animal lovers and supporters who planned ahead and designated legacies, several communities will now benefit. The BC SPCA has awarded grant funding to BC SPCA branches and outside animal …

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Legacy funds help BC SPCA address outdoor cat overpopulation problem

May 11, 2015

Addressing the suffering of tens of thousands of outdoor-living cats in B.C. is a major focus for the BC SPCA, and thanks to the generosity of animal lovers and supporters who planned ahead and designated legacies, several communities will now benefit. The BC SPCA has awarded grant funding to BC SPCA branches and outside animal …

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New B.C. pet registry helps furry family members find their way home

May 6, 2015

Many pets without any form of permanent identification such as a microchip implant are never reunited with their human families, but the BC SPCA hopes to change that with an innovative new provincial pet identification registry to link missing companion animals with their anxious guardians. “We’ve created a first for British Columbia – a centralized …

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Feeling feline: Survey shows that people value community cats

March 25, 2015

The results of a recent U.S. survey suggest B.C. may well be on the right track when it comes to dealing with outdoor-living cats. The U.S. national survey, commissioned by the Best Friends Animal Society late last year, reveals overwhelming support for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method of managing populations of unowned, free-roaming “community” cats. A …

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South Peace SPCA warns of canine distemper in community

February 3, 2015

The BC SPCA’s South Peace Branch is warning local dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against the canine distemper virus after four puppies surrendered to the shelter were found to have the highly contagious and often fatal disease. Despite the SPCA’s best efforts to save the six-week-old puppies, their condition declined rapidly and …

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BC SPCA celebrates the New Year with fantastic feline news

January 9, 2015

Another year has come and gone, and as British Columbians bring in 2015, the BC SPCA is celebrating a successful year of spaying and neutering outdoor cats throughout British Columbia. A major focus of the BC SPCA’s five-year Strategic Plan is ensuring that every cat in B.C. has a loving home, yet there are still …

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Singer Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato donate pet treats for BC SPCA outreach programs

December 18, 2014

Pets of low-income guardians in the Downtown Eastside got an early Christmas present on Dec. 18 when Canadian singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, donated a generous supply of DOG for DOG treats to Charlie’s Food Bank, the weekly pet food bank run by the BC SPCA. Charlie’s, which operates out of the …

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BC SPCA hopes public can help identify duffel bag, dog found in water

December 12, 2014

WARNING: Graphic content below The BC SPCA is looking for information on how a deceased dog in a duffel bag came to be in the water near Ogden point in Victoria today. Victoria Animal Control attended the call and found a deceased, short-haired white dog in the bag, floating in the water. Before starting a …

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Community of Creston takes on B.C. cat crisis with spay/neuter blitzes

December 10, 2014

One veterinary hospital in the B.C. community of Creston is leading by example in tackling the province’s massive cat overpopulation problem, along with the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS). The entire staff at Creston Veterinary Hospital and staff from Creston PAWS recently participated in two separate weekend spay/neuter events at the hospital, resulting …

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