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Jojo the cat offers companionship to guardian during COVID-19 pandemic

jojo the cat
November 10, 2020

After her beloved cat Louie died in September 2019 at the age of eighteen, Deborah Kon was missing the companionship and love that only a pet can offer. “It was just too quiet and too lonely at home,” she says. “I was all alone. My family lived in another province at that time, so it …

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Snoop the senior dog is keeping his pet guardians young at heart

Snoop the dog
November 1, 2020

This past summer seniors Betsy Bruyere and her husband, Larry Webster, visited the West Vancouver SPCA location looking to fill the gap their dog, Max, had left when he died of cancer last year.   They immediately hit it off with Snoop, an eight-year-old Chihuahua mix, who was surrendered to the branch when his guardian was unable to take on his needs following a breakup. After …

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A new Vancouver resident finds companionship with Olive, a black kitten, amidst the pandemic

Olive the kitten
October 29, 2020

Like most people, Brianne Hogan didn’t know what to expect from the COVID-19 pandemic. When news of the coronavirus first swept the country in early March, Hogan, a freelance writer, had just accepted a job offer in Vancouver and was prepared to make the cross-country move from her home in Prince Edward Island. “No one …

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Caring for backyard chickens

August 26, 2020

The BC SPCA supports consumers seeking alternatives to eggs produced by hens housed in battery cages. However, backyard chickens can be a lot of work and bring their own unique challenges, so they aren’t the right fit for everyone. If raising hens isn’t for you, purchase eggs produced on SPCA Certified farms and from other …

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Lemon, a paralyzed rescued cat, pays it forward by teaching new foster kittens ‘how to cat’

lemon cat with kittens
August 4, 2020

Last August, an orange kitten was brought into the BC SPCA branch in Nanaimo last year as a stray, after being attacked by a dog. His injuries from the attack were so severe that his back legs were paralyzed. He was immediately fostered, and later adopted, by Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA …

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COVID-19 Update

animal cruelty officer holding young cat
July 15, 2020

The BC SPCA has continued providing full services to animals throughout the pandemic, having been deemed an essential service by the provincial government during the COVID-19 pandemic.  While some branches have now resumed normal public hours with social distancing and other protocols in place for public health and safety, others are still operating under a …

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BC SPCA caring for mom and kittens abandoned in cardboard box at dump

new mom with kittens
May 22, 2020

The BC SPCA in East Kootenay is caring for a brave mom named Sarah and her five little kittens who were abandoned and left to starve in a closed cardboard box at a dump near Cranbrook. “Thankfully, a good Samaritan found them in time and rushed them to the BC SPCA to receive the urgent …

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