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News Category: Adoption

In celebration of National Siamese Cat Day

Piper the cat
April 6, 2019

It’s National Siamese Cat Day! This popular cat breed is believed to have originated from Thailand and is known for being extremely talkative, affectionate and intelligent. Siamese cat guardians had a lot to say about caring for their well-loved and gorgeous feline friends: Aliese Mackenzie’s cat Presley “Presley is our princess and we couldn’t imagine …

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Jak the adventure cat had a tough time finding his forever home

March 15, 2019

Jak was lucky to find a family that valued his unique personality. This beautiful white cat with green eyes was adopted then returned to the Vancouver SPCA three times. “He was quite vocal. You could just hear him all the way down the hallway into the courtyard,” says SPCA volunteer Nancy van Aggelen. The high-energy …

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12 Things to know before adopting a mini pig

March 13, 2019

Search for “micro-pig” on YouTube and you will instantly be regaled with adorable videos of tiny piglets climbing stairs, playing with dogs, sleeping on couches and scampering on the beach. “There is no denying how cute they are,” says Meghann Cant, animal welfare educator for the BC SPCA. “But how many will still be cherished …

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Stoney overcame cruelty to live a happy life with his new friend

March 8, 2019

Stoney spent the first two years of his life living in horrible conditions where his basic needs were neglected. The young dog was never cleaned, brushed or taken outside for walks. Stoney is one of 45 Havanese and Havanese-cross dogs who were surrendered by a former breeder from a home outside Victoria in April, 2018. …

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BC SPCA ready to tackle challenging animal issues with new strategic plan

February 12, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new four-pillar strategic plan for 2019-2023 to take animal welfare in B.C. to a new level. The non-profit animal welfare organization, which helped nearly 48,000 animals in need in 2018, developed the plan after a year-long consultation with key …

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New year, new guardian: meet the BC SPCA’s first adopted animal of 2019!

Great Pyrenees white dog, first adopted in 2019
January 3, 2019

Duchess, a Great Pyrenees mixed dog, was the BC SPCA’s first adopted animal of 2019. Adopted from the Kamloops & District Branch  to her new forever home on January 1, 2019, Duchess came into the branch’s care in mid-December. “Welcoming a rescued animal into your home is always an exciting time,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager, …

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Home for the holidays: Howard

Howard the tuxedo cat stands in front of a Christmas tree.
December 27, 2018

This is one in a series of posts highlighting just some of the happy ‘tails’ SPCA adoptions in 2018 have brought to not only the animals involved, but also their loving, caring guardians. The animals in these stories will be spending their first holiday season with them. We happily accept adoption updates all year round! …

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