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Help animals by baking a difference for BC SPCA’s National Cupcake Day™

January 10, 2018

Looking to make a difference in 2018? One simple way to do just that is to get involved in the BC SPCA’s National Cupcake Day. By baking cupcakes and giving them away in exchange for a donation, participants can improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in our communities. National Cupcake Day is …

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Gentle giant on road to recovery in Maple Ridge

January 9, 2018

Warning: The following story contains graphic images Handsome, an emaciated mastiff rescued from a property in Hope in a joint effort by RCMP and the BC SPCA Dec. 20, is on the road to recovery at the Maple Ridge BC SPCA Branch. When he came into BC SPCA care, Handsome had a body condition score …

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BC SPCA seeks public input for new five-year Strategic Plan

January 6, 2018

Will you be a voice for our province’s most vulnerable animals? All it takes is five minutes. Take the survey now >> The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is seeking your input on its new five-year Strategic Plan to determine how the society can make the biggest difference …

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Lovable Nugget needs help to make the new year bright

January 3, 2018

She wags her tail so hard that sometimes, she injures herself. Nugget, a lovable fawn-coloured mastiff mix, came into care at the BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch with two torn cruciate ligaments in her back legs. A painful condition, it affects Nugget’s ability to walk and without treatment, will lead to arthritis in her …

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Shuswap BC SPCA staff hope public can help sweet Silverbell

January 2, 2018

She was found by a Good Samaritan, nearly dragging both back legs behind her. Silverbell, a two-year-old silver tabby, had a broken left hind leg and an old break injury on her right leg that had already started to heal, leaving her right knee in bad shape. “We’re not sure how the injuries happened, but …

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A word of thanks from Craig Daniell, CEO, BC SPCA

December 27, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to express our heartfelt thanks for your life-saving support for the animals in our care. Through your generosity, tens of thousands of abused and neglected animals were rescued and adopted into new loving homes. In addition, your support is helping to create a new, humane generation through …

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Santa ‘Paws’ helps make the season bright for DTES pets

December 22, 2017

The most famous elf of all made an appearance at Charlie’s Food Bank Dec. 21, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Santa ‘Paws’ showed up at the once-a-week- pet food bank that serves low-income clients in the area to help bring joy to furry, four-legged area residents. “Who doesn’t want a visit from Santa? Our furry …

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BC SPCA constables seize 74 farm animals near Barriere

December 14, 2017

The BC SPCA has seized 74 farm animals from a rural property in Barriere. Special constables removed 31 sheep, 19 piglets, 12 chickens, seven pigs, four goats, and a rooster from the property on Dec. 12. “The animals were living in very substandard conditions, with lack of adequate shelter, water or food,” said Kathy Woodward, …

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Furry friends need love too: Pet toy drive helps DTES animals

December 14, 2017

You can help make the holidays merrier for pets in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Charlie’s Food Bank, a once-a-week- pet food bank that serves low-income clients in the DTES, is holding a pet toy drive until Dec. 16 to bring joy to furry, four-legged area residents. “Who doesn’t want a visit from Santa? Our furry …

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