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Dear media friends,

We value the important work you do and strive to respond quickly to meet your deadlines.

We have experts to speak on BC SPCA activities across B.C. as well as animal-related subjects ranging from pet care and safety, animal cruelty and pet behaviour to exotic animals, wildlife and farm animals.

Media contact: Lorie Chortyk, general manager, community relations, BC SPCA,, 604.647.1316 (office), 604.830.7179 (cell).

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About the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is the largest animal welfare organization of its kind in North America and the largest animal sheltering society in the world. We have 44 locations across B.C. including:

We assist more than 42,970 animals in need every year and are funded by compassionate animal lovers who support our work and partner with us to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Craig Daniell, chief executive officer

BC SPCA CEO Craig Daniell

Craig Daniell joined the BC SPCA in 2002 as general manager of cruelty investigations and was appointed as chief executive officer of the society in 2003.

Before joining the BC SPCA, Craig served as director of investigations at the Ontario SPCA for three years. Prior to coming to Canada, Craig earned a law degree in his native South Africa and worked in corporate law and as a legal and policy advisor for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria, before accepting a post to the United Nations in New York, where he worked on matters related to the law of the sea, animal protection, the Security Council and international law.

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