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345 animals find homes during adoption promotion

October 12, 2021

A huge thank-you to everyone who helped to find loving fur-ever homes for animals during the BC SPCA’s recent half-price adoption campaign. “Our shelters were at capacity because of a large number of animals coming in from animal cruelty investigations,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA. “Through the adoption promotion …

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Celebrate Specially-Abled Pet Day with these heartwarming tails

nelson dog
May 3, 2021

May 3rd is National Specially-abled Pets Day. It’s a special day that shines a spotlight on amazing and brave pets with disabilities. The celebration is also an opportunity to encourage people about caring and adopting a specially-abled pet.   The heartwarming stories below from the BC SPCA community reflect that specially-abled pets have so much love to give, and most of the time, you’ll need to keep …

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A ‘tail’ of compassion: Kaylah and Mia’s special bond

kaylah and mia
February 6, 2021

It was evident from the start that Kaylah Playford and her cat, Mia, shared a special bond. Playford first connected with Mia in 2016. At the time Mia was her next-door neighbour’s outdoor cat and Playford had tragically lost her third pregnancy. “Mia started coming over almost immediately after I returned home from the hospital,” …

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Happy trails: a friendship born from tragedy

jolene hermione
February 6, 2021

Jolene and Hermione are proof that some of the best friendships are born from tragedy. The two mares were rescued as a part of cruelty investigation near Princeton at the end of September 2020 in which 97 animals were taken in by the BC SPCA. At the time, the emaciated horses had to go into strict quarantine immediately. Tragically, …

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Happy ending for puppies and mom who was force fed drugs

February 3, 2021

Last October Aura and her 10 puppies were seized by the BC SPCA after a concerned citizen called in to report seeing the four-year-old German short-haired pointer being abused and forced fed drugs and alcohol by her owner, in addition to witnessing one of her puppies also being physically abused. Mama and pups were taken to the BC SPCA …

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