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Meow’s the time to make a new friend: adopt an adult cat for half the price

Farmer the cat
July 24, 2019

If you long to hear the pitter patter of paws in your home, the BC SPCA invites you to visit one of its 36 locations during its half-price adoption promotion for all adult cats. The event, taking place from July 27 to Aug. 2, is presented by Hill’s® Pet Nutrition. “At this time of year …

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5 Shocking reasons “not” to adopt a senior cat

June 13, 2019

Don’t want a rewarding relationship? Then don’t adopt a senior cat. Entertaining, adorable and full of personality? It’s overwhelming! It’s so incredibly unfair that senior cats are cute, cuddly, and camera ready (whether it’s a photobombing or otherwise). They also tend to have their personality traits nailed down, so if you don’t want to be …

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Why senior animals make great pets

May 22, 2019

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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Caring for backyard chickens

May 14, 2019

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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SPCA saves cat who swallowed 100 hair bands

Hugo the cat
May 9, 2019

Hugo is recovering at the Vancouver SPCA after having surgery to remove about 100 hair bands and elastics from his stomach. He is the second cat in two weeks to arrive at the branch after eating non-food material. Some cats who have a long-term habit of eating non-food items have a compulsive disorder called Pica. …

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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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