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It’s the Year of the Rabbit – how much do you know about our furry friends?

January 20, 2023

January 22, 2023, marks the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit begins. The rabbit is the luckiest animal on the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes the character traits of creativity, compassion and sensitivity. It is a great time to learn more about our furry friends. “Rabbits are a much more complex and interesting …

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5 reasons why senior animals make great pets

November 20, 2022

It’s common for older pets to get overlooked at shelters with kittens and puppies also hoping for their forever homes. Cats and dogs are considered “senior” or “mature” at around the age of seven. “Often what we’ll see in the shelters is these young little puppies and kittens coming in, and everybody runs to them,” …

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Senior cat thrown from moving car wins life lottery

Merlot, a senior cat was thrown from a moving vehicle and survived without injury!
November 4, 2022

You would never guess that Merlot was a 16-year-old senior, especially when you see him playing with string and laser toys. And especially when you know a little about his history. Merlot was brought to the BC SPCA animal centre in Nanaimo by a Good Samaritan who witnessed him being thrown from a moving vehicle. …

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50% off adoption fees for all animals including farm animals

October 14, 2022

The BC SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees for all animals including horses and other farm animals from October 15 to 29 to help free up space in its locations for incoming animals who urgently need help. The adoption promotion is presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “We have so many animals in …

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BC SPCA animal centres return to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing

September 30, 2022

After more than two years of COVID precautions, BC SPCA community animal centres across the province will be returning to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing on Oct. 1. “Throughout COVID, we continued to provide our full range of services, including adoptions, but we had to be creative about how we could continue …

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Longing for Love: Is one of these long-stay animals your perfect match?

September 9, 2022

As adoptions have slowed during the summer, there are more animals staying for longer periods in the BC SPCA’s care. There is no time limit – they stay with us until they find a forever home. “We believe that every animal can find their forever home, it just takes a little longer to find the …

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Slowdown in adoptions for first time since beginning of pandemic

August 11, 2022

During the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020-21, BC SPCA locations across the province were flooded with adoption applications as people sought the companionship and comfort of a pet to help them cope with the social isolation. “When a puppy came into our care, we would have multiple applications – sometime up to 100 …

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