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Sweet dog arrives at BC SPCA with severely inflamed, swollen eyes

July 16, 2024

WARNING: Graphic images Keela is a seven-year-old husky, border collie mix. She arrived at the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo animal centre in Prince George, with extremely red, painful, inflamed eyes, which left her with no vision. She was surrendered to the BC SPCA by the owner who could not afford the veterinary care required to …

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Speak up for sheep

White sheep with black heads inside barn
July 5, 2024

Do you have thoughts about how sheep should be raised in Canada? Now is your chance to take a short survey to share your concerns about sheep welfare and make a difference for sheep raised for meat, milk, and wool in Canada. The National Farm Animal Care Council has announced that the Code of Practice …

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It’s kind of a big dill. Pickles finds his forever home!

July 5, 2024

Pickles story reminds us that a dog with a sad start can find happiness with some loving patience and a mischief-encouraging best friend named Boo. The 14-month-old retriever was one of five young dogs surrendered to the BC SPCA by their owner after a complaint about their living conditions was called into the animal helpline. …

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With B.C. heatwave looming, BC SPCA reminds the public that animals do not belong in hot vehicles

July 4, 2024

With temperatures nearing 30 degrees and beyond across the province this weekend, the BC SPCA is reminding the public that leaving pets in a hot vehicle can have life-threatening consequences. “We hear it all the time, ‘I was just running into the store, I was only gone a few minutes!’ but what many people don’t …

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Hot weather hazards: Protecting vulnerable dogs from rising temperatures

A happy dog of the Samoyed breed sits with his eyes closed against the background of a blooming meadow.
July 3, 2024

As temperatures increase it’s important to remember that dogs are susceptible to illnesses and injuries related to warm weather, like dehydration and heat stroke. Some dogs are more vulnerable to the heat than others, including those with thick fur coats, flat-faces, are obese or elderly. Below are the types of dogs who need to be …

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