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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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Rescued mini-horse celebrates Mother’s Day with a new foal

mini horse stands next to her foal
May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day came early for Emma Jameson’s mini-horse, Hannah, who gave birth to foal Stormy on April 22nd. It’s a happy new beginning for Hannah. She was a part of a BC SPCA rescue that included 53 animals from an Interior property on March 3. Thirty-six of those animals seized were mini-horses with twenty of …

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300 animals find homes during SPCA adoption promotion

March 30, 2020

The BC SPCA’s half-price adoption promotion last week resulted in new loving homes for 300 animals – ranging from cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, birds, small animals and farm animals. “We are so grateful to members of the public who came forward to adopt,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA. “Not …

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BC SPCA alumni becomes St. John Ambulance therapy dog

Audi
February 3, 2020

Audi is a big, friendly, four-and-a-half-year-old, 120lb therapy dog. He has always had a calm and gentle demeanour. “I always call him my gentle giant,” says his guardian, Selby Pellow. “Ever since he was a puppy, he’s always been sweet and kind.” Pellow thought he would make a perfect therapy dog and started the training …

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