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It takes a village: Campbell River group helps address outdoor cat population

August 28, 2017

Imagine a litter of six four-week-old kittens wandering around in the woods in the city of Campbell River. Had it not been for the Campbell River Partners in Animal Welfare Society (CR PAWS), they would certainly have died with no one around to look after them. Luckily the kittens were saved by a CR PAWS …

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North Peace SPCA staff hope public can help Prairie Rose bloom

August 22, 2017

She was thrown from a vehicle and left to be buried alive in a rural construction zone. Luckily, a worker heard Prairie Rose’s tiny mews for help and rescued the kitten, who was obviously in agony and rushed to the vet. Now, BC SPCA North Peace Branch staff are hoping the public can help little …

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So pawsome: Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk fights animal cruelty

August 16, 2017

Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are already registering and fundraising for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in more than 20 communities in B.C. throughout September and October – and you still …

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Local personalities get locked in for love Friday at four BC SPCA branches

August 16, 2017

They would do anything for love – including going behind bars. Local celebrities, including CTV weather anchor Ann Luu, The 100 actress Marie Avgeropoulos, radio personalities and local professionals will get locked into the Vancouver SPCA’s dog kennels to raise funds for animals in need this Friday, Aug. 18. Local personalities are also doing the …

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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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Helping Hogarth: Brave shih tzu who must lose leg hopes for loving home

August 8, 2017

Warning: The following story contains graphic content. He arrived in BC SPCA care in extreme pain and fearful all touch would hurt. Hogarth, a seven-year-old shih tzu, was so matted that one of his legs had almost died and with teeth so badly diseased, he couldn’t eat properly and was underweight. “His leg was black …

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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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My dog has fleas: Tiny insects can cause major damage – even death

August 1, 2017

The BC SPCA is highlighting the importance of flea prevention and treatment after a dog recently surrendered into BC SPCA care nearly died from a massive flea infestation. Rascal, a sweet senior terrier from Lantzville, is now recovering after losing approximately 85 per cent of his blood. “I think people understand that fleas can cause …

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Hot pets are not cool: BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

August 1, 2017

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe. Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes “People don’t realize just how quickly their cars …

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With a little help from my friends: BC SPCA working to reunite animals with their guardians

August 1, 2017

With thousands of people and animals still displaced due to wildfire evacuations in B.C., the BC SPCA has escalated its efforts to help. Twenty-three special constables have been deployed to various areas within the Cariboo region to help rescue pets trapped behind evacuation lines, reuniting them with their guardians at check points. Officers are also …

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