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Vancouver man wins rare chance to see otter trio released back into the wild

November 2, 2017

A Vancouver man was otterly surprised to hear he’d won the chance to join BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) team when they release a trio of orphaned otters back into the wild next April. As a part of the campaign, anyone could enter for the chance to be there when the otters are …

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BC SPCA seeks owner of Tibetan mastiff struck by truck in Mission

November 1, 2017

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a dog struck by a truck in Mission last week. “The stray dog was hit by the front bumper of a truck on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission, near the regional garbage …

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Animals as teachers: How BC SPCA school programs create kind classrooms

Children's hands caress and pet red border collie dog
November 1, 2017

Patience. Responsibility. Unconditional love. Reflect for a moment, and you can undoubtedly recall an important life skill or two that you learned from having pets as a child. “Animals make great teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “But not all children have the opportunity to learn about animals at home.” …

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‘Free kittens’ project focuses on B.C.’s cat overpopulation problem

November 1, 2017

Free kittens. How would you react? This is why the BC SPCA developed the Kitten Box Project, an initiative that takes a lighthearted approach to highlighting a big issue facing our province: cat overpopulation. Every day in B.C. thousands of kittens are born to family pets, stray cats living on the streets and feral cats. …

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Puppies from Chilliwack breeder growing, thriving in care

November 1, 2017

The two Chihuahua puppies wobble unsteadily on little legs, giving little whimpers and yelps on occasion, slowly making their way around the house where they live with their Mom, Pekoe, and foster fur-Mom Jessica Richardson. Taken into BC SPCA care when they were only one day old, the female puppies, temporarily named Chai and Mocha, …

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Get more love for less: BC SPCA holds adoption event for adult cats

October 31, 2017

Calling all cat people. To accommodate and support large surrenders of cats (30 plus) in remote communities around the province, the BC SPCA is holding a half-price adult cat adoption promotion at nearly all of its branches across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the felines in the society’s care. “We’re …

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Horse rescued from wildfires hunting for new home

October 25, 2017

He was found with another draft horse in July, in a hot spot in Williams Lake, when wildfires were still raging in the area. Tony, a large animal with a larger-than-life personality, could barely walk, however – his hooves were so neglected and overgrown, it was painful for him to move. His equine pal, Poppy, …

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Construction begins on BC SPCA’s new Community Animal Centre in West Kootenay

October 25, 2017

Work is now under way on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018. “We are extremely excited about the new centre and are grateful to the provincial government, the …

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