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BC SPCA named one of Canada’s top charities for fifth year in a row

October 11, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received four stars – the highest rating possible – in Charity Intelligence Canada’s annual list of top charities. This is the fifth year in a row the BC SPCA has been cited in the Charity Intelligence Canada report, which assesses hundreds of non-profit …

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Well-known exotic animal vet supports legislative changes to protect servals

October 10, 2019

Dr. Adrian Walton, owner of Dewdney Animal Hospital has provided veterinary care to owned servals for years. The hospital also has a special permit that allows them to rescue and treat animals on the provincial controlled alien species (CAS) list. Unlike other exotic cats like lions and tigers, servals are not currently on the prohibited …

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Here are the 2019 Wildlife-In-Focus winners

October 2, 2019

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments. The People’s Choice Award was also determined as a result …

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Thinking outside the cage: Achieving Higher Welfare for Egg-Laying Hens in Canada

October 2, 2019

In Canada, about 25.2 million hens lay over 9 billion eggs each year. Around 71% of those hens (17.9 million) spend their entire lives in small, cramped, wire enclosures called battery cages. They are housed in crowded groups of four to eight hens. To understand just how crowded these cages are, picture a standard piece …

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Little Cheeko needs your help to recover from multiple medical issues

Cheeko
September 30, 2019

Cheeko is a little lost soul who urgently needs your help to recover. This little stray dog was brought to the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo Branch in Prince George and he is battling a myriad of medical issues. Cheeko has severe dental disease including loose teeth that will require surgery, three hairless masses on the …

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BC SPCA officially opens new Sea to Sky Education & Adoption Centre

September 28, 2019

BC SPCA officials and community members gathered on Sept. 28 to celebrate the official opening of the new BC SPCA Sea to Sky Education & Adoption Centre. The 2,000-square-foot facility includes three rooms for cats and kittens, a small-animal room, an exam room, office space for local animal protection officers and humane education staff as …

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