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Giving thanks with the BC SPCA animal food bank program

Charlie's Pet Food Bank regular in Downtown Vancouver, BC
October 1, 2023

It is the season for gratitude, and over the past three years, pet owners across British Columbia have given thanks for their animals. “Our furry family members have been a gift to help us through challenging times, but at the same time, many pet owners have been severely challenged by illness, job loss, and other …

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Update: Stray kitten found in garage with badly broken leg finds loving home

September 29, 2023

A good Samaritan was cleaning their garage. When they moved a storage crate, they were shocked to find little Haddie trapped underneath. The tiny kitten’s leg looked badly injured. Struggling to free herself, this six-week-old kitten had twisted her leg so badly it had broken and was badly infected. She was gently bundled up and …

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BC SPCA locations closed Sept. 30 to observe Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2023

All BC SPCA locations will be closed on September 30, as we observe National Truth & Reconciliation Day, a day to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. “A critical step toward reconciliation is public recognition and learnings about the atrocities experienced by Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada,” says BC SPCA …

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How to calm an overly excited dog: Expert tips and tricks for a happy dog

happy dog with big tongue out
September 28, 2023

There’s nothing quite like the joy of coming home to an excited, happy dog. However, some dogs can become overly excited while out and about, jumping up on their guardians or others. Kim Monteith, BC SPCA manager of animal welfare, shares tips and tricks for calming your overly excited dog and helping you manage your …

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