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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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Burns Lake animal charity helps community cats with BC SPCA grants

November 23, 2017

Thanks to a BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant, the Lakes Animal Friendship Society (LAFS), a Burns Lake animal charity, has been able to help improve the community cat crisis in the area. “Zolley and Dooey were two kittens born into a colony that we were able to get adopted into loving homes. They were …

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Plans underway for new BC SPCA animal centre in Tri-Cities

November 16, 2017

The BC SPCA is moving forward with plans to open a new storefront animal centre in the Tri-Cities area early in 2018. The new facility will replace the SPCA’s existing facility in Port Coquitlam. “We’re excited to be moving to a larger facility and to be expanding our services to animals and pet guardians in …

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Prince George takes big step toward addressing cat crisis

Caged rescued feral stray cat
November 14, 2017

Several cat colonies were brought under control and 221 cats were fixed thanks to a PetSmart Charities™ of Canada grant awarded to the BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch to address free-roaming cats in and around the city of Prince George. “We were able to bring three feral cat colonies in Prince George under control through …

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Tail fail: Brave Sunshine Coast SPCA kitty must have tail removed

November 8, 2017

A brave young cat at the Sunshine Coast SPCA must have his tail amputated. Found by a Good Samaritan as a stray, the last bit of his tail was crushed, bloody and blackened from dead tissue. Named Ron Weasley, this flame-point Siamese feline must undergo surgery before he’s available for adoption. “Ron just adores affection! …

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