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Frustrated at not finding pet-friendly housing? BC SPCA tool kits can help

Cute tired dalmatian lying on a couch indoors with a blanket over them
January 10, 2018

It’s no secret that finding pet-friendly housing in B.C. – especially in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland – can be difficult. In 2017 alone, 1,704 animals – on average, about five pets per day – were surrendered into BC SPCA care by people who said housing issues forced them to give up their pet. “About …

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Keep your home pet-safe for the holidays

December 1, 2017

Do you know the five things you should keep out of your home this holiday season to help keep your pets safe? At this time of year, there are plenty of festive decorations and seasonal treats in B.C. homes, along with visiting friends and family members, and often, loud noises of celebration.   “No one …

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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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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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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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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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Emergency pet preparedness is key when seconds count

August 1, 2017

The BC SPCA is encouraging the province’s pet guardians to remember to plan for their furry family members in the event of an emergency, such as wildfires, a flood or an earthquake. “People don’t necessarily think about their pet in an emergency situation until it’s too late,” says Bob Busch, general manager of facility development …

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