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News Category: Adoption

Comox SPCA staff hope animal lovers can lend Bella a helping paw

November 8, 2017

Found with her paw caught in a trap, six-month-old puppy Bella had a tough go for more than two days, as she’s from a rural area and the weather prevented her from getting the crucial care she needed. Once the weather cleared enough for travel, Pacific Coastal Airlines generously rushed the injured pup to Comox …

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Puppies from Chilliwack breeder growing, thriving in care

November 1, 2017

The two Chihuahua puppies wobble unsteadily on little legs, giving little whimpers and yelps on occasion, slowly making their way around the house where they live with their Mom, Pekoe, and foster fur-Mom Jessica Richardson. Taken into BC SPCA care when they were only one day old, the female puppies, temporarily named Chai and Mocha, …

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Get more love for less: BC SPCA holds adoption event for adult cats

October 31, 2017

Calling all cat people. To accommodate and support large surrenders of cats (30 plus) in remote communities around the province, the BC SPCA is holding a half-price adult cat adoption promotion at nearly all of its branches across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the felines in the society’s care. “We’re …

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Horse rescued from wildfires hunting for new home

October 25, 2017

He was found with another draft horse in July, in a hot spot in Williams Lake, when wildfires were still raging in the area. Tony, a large animal with a larger-than-life personality, could barely walk, however – his hooves were so neglected and overgrown, it was painful for him to move. His equine pal, Poppy, …

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BC SPCA applauds Delta’s decision to restrict sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from stores

October 16, 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding a move by the City of Delta to limit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits to adoptions from approved shelters and rescues, effective Nov. 1. SPCA manager of public policy and outreach Amy Morris says the new bylaw, approved by Delta council on Oct. 16, is a step forward …

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Northern BC SPCA shelters overwhelmed with cats and kittens

Ginger kitten close up shot looking sad
September 6, 2017

If you’ve been thinking of bringing a furry feline into your family, the BC SPCA is urging you to act “meow“! “We have been overwhelmed with the number of cats and kittens being surrendered or abandoned this summer and our shelters are struggling to find space for them all,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of …

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12 Things to know before adopting a mini pig

July 25, 2017

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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Caring for urban and backyard chickens

July 25, 2017

The BC SPCA is supportive of urban consumers seeking alternatives to conventional eggs produced by hens housed in battery cages; however, raising hens in an urban, backyard environment is not a suitable practice for individuals with little to no knowledge or experience in chicken care. Instead, consumers are encouraged to purchase eggs produced on SPCA …

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