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Four ways to keep community cats safe this winter

October 16, 2018

It’s Global Cat Day, and with winter just around the corner, community cats could use a helping hand. Even though stray and community cats feel at home outside, they can struggle through the winter months to find enough food, water and shelter. If you are feeding an unsocialized outdoor cat, here are some steps you …

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Bear family, bathing hummingbird among winners in BC SPCA’s 10th annual Wildlife Photography Contest

October 12, 2018

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 10th 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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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) fall update

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
October 11, 2018

The last suspected cases of RHD in BC were reported in mid-July. As it has been three months since these cases, the BC SPCA has resumed rabbit intake at most Island and Lower Mainland branches with the exception of Nanaimo, Parksville, Comox, and Richmond. All incoming rabbits to Island, Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, and eastern Interior …

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Fall Head Over Tails in Love: BC SPCA holds province-wide adoption event

October 5, 2018

Every animal deserves their furry-tail ending! That’s why the BC SPCA is teaming up with Hill’s® Pet Nutrition on Saturday, Oct. 13 to present “Fall Head Over Tails in Love.” During this one-day event, animals in our care will be able to go to a loving home at a reduced fee. Domestic animals, like dogs, …

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City of Quesnel shows kindness to cats

October 4, 2018

Thanks to City of Quesnel funding as part of the kennel contract, low-income cat owners have been able to take advantage of a low cost spay/neuter program through the BC SPCA Quesnel & District Branch this past spring and summer. “We are thrilled that the city recognizes the need to address cat overpopulation and has …

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BC SPCA’s Nelson Branch hosts 10th annual Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner and Dance

October 1, 2018

The BC SPCA’s Nelson Branch invites you to a fun evening in support of abused, neglect, injured and homeless animals in the care of the SPCA. Funds raised at the event will also support spay/neuter programs to reduce the suffering caused by pet overpopulation in the region. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and …

Ladysmith resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty and violation of Wildlife Act regulation

September 28, 2018

Ladysmith resident Kramer Lowe has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and to violating a Wildlife Act regulation after BC SPCA constables removed 34 animals in distress from his property earlier this year. The 34 animals included cats, bearded dragons, boa constrictors, turtles, guinea pigs and a variety of small animals. One of the snakes …

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Keep wild neighbours at bay by being bear-aware

September 24, 2018

Fall is here and, around the province, bears are fattening up in preparation for hibernation. “Bears can almost double their weight in a matter of weeks,” says Meghann Cant, BC SPCA animal welfare educator. “They need to rapidly build up their fat reserves in order to survive the winter.” Finding enough food, however, could prove …

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