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A campaign like no otter: Be there for a wild release

July 1, 2017

It is otterly possible that there is something cuter than two bewhiskered, guileless and oh-so-adorable baby otters – but what that might be is anyone’s guess. Although Wild ARC does not name the more than 3,000 wildlife patients they treat annually, their two distinct personalities can easily be told apart by staff and the locations …

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Happy 150th Canada: Remember your pets during birthday celebrations

June 29, 2017

With celebrations planned across B.C. this weekend for Canada’s 150th birthday, the BC SPCA strongly recommends that pet guardians plan for the safety of their furry family members during any fireworks festivities. “The roaring explosions and bright lights of fireworks can be upsetting to your pet and even lead to harm. Fireworks can cause animals …

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City of Vancouver helps prevent animal cruelty with pet sales ban

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June 29, 2017

The City of Vancouver council voted unanimously Wednesday in favour of banning the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from pet stores, a move applauded by the BC SPCA. “Council is standing up against the importation of puppies from mills and issues related to impulse purchases,” said Amy Morris, BC SPCA manager of public policy …

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

June 22, 2017

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

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BC SPCA investigates shocking abuse at Chilliwack chicken catching company

June 12, 2017

Add your voice to our campaign against farm animal cruelty The BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover video of multiple workers, including a supervisor, at Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack abusing and torturing broiler chickens. Elite, a licensed chicken-catching service, was hired to round up chickens for transport …

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

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June 7, 2017

Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are invited to register and fundraise 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 (dates vary in some communities, …

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BC SPCA warns of highrise dangers for cat guardians

June 6, 2017

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning to cat guardians in highrise buildings to safeguard their pets after a number of cats have suffered injury or death after falling from balconies. “At the Vancouver shelter we’ve had four cats brought to us in two weeks alone who were seriously injured after jumping or falling from …

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