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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Rascal on the rebound after near-deadly flea infestation

October 1, 2017

Rascal has come a long way since he first came into BC SPCA this summer, after nearly dying from a massive flea infestation. The sweet senior terrier had lost approximately 85 per cent of his blood and needed immediate medical attention. Now recuperating with a foster family, Rascal had learned to enjoy life again. “He’s …

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Victoria SPCA caring for 56 surrendered cats

September 29, 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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How to keep your felines from keeping you up at night

Playful grey and white cat reaching for toy from cat perch post
September 29, 2017

Does your feline keep you up at night? Cats and kittens will sometimes make a lot of noise during the nighttime hours when humans usually prefer to sleep, meowing and playing and running around or even knocking objects off shelves or pouncing on their guardians. “We want them to be on our schedule, even if …

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Comox family sticks together with help of PetSmart Charities™ grant

September 25, 2017

In our greatest time of need, there’s often nothing we crave more than the love and support of our families. This is especially true for our pets because they rely on us completely, something nine-month-old Serafina knows all too well. When the lovable kitten found herself at risk of losing her guardian to financial hardship, …

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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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