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News Category: Wildlife

Beloved songster rescued: Wild ARC admits 40,000th patient after two decades

September 12, 2017

When the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) rescued a Swainson’s Thrush this past week, the shy and secretive songbird could not have known it was the 40,000th wild patient treated by the facility, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer. Now, the Swainson’s Thrush is the face of thousands of wild animals the …

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BC SPCA and VHS seek leave to intervene in Vancouver Aquarium lawsuit against City of Vancouver Park Board

September 7, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) and the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) are seeking leave at the British Columbia Supreme Court to intervene in the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park Board. The aquarium’s lawsuit aims to invalidate a bylaw passed by the Park Board that bans …

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Wildlife in Focus Photo Contest – Only two weeks left to enter and vote!

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August 31, 2017

Enter a photo or vote on a photo today >> Backyard elks, woodpecker babies and regal eagles are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until Sept. 15. Photographers are going wild to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife …

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BC SPCA applauds government move to end grizzly bear trophy hunt

August 15, 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season. “The decision …

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Otter cuteness overload at BC SPCA’s Wild ARC: Duo becomes trio

August 8, 2017

The adorable factor has increased at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) on Vancouver Island with the addition of another baby river otter. Piers, an orphan found alone and calling for his mother on Piers Island near Swartz Bay, has joined two other orphaned otters, Lady and Cowby, in Wild ARC care and …

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Public lecture to highlight new seaside sanctuary option for cetaceans

Wild humpback whale with tail out of water
July 5, 2017

The public is warmly invited to join internationally known neuroscientist and researcher Dr. Lori Marino to learn more about a ground-breaking effort to create a new ocean sanctuary for former captive whales and for the rehabilitation of wild cetaceans in need. She will speak on the Whale Sanctuary Project on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 …

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