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It’s the Year of the Rabbit – how much do you know about our furry friends?

January 20, 2023

January 22, 2023, marks the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit begins. The rabbit is the luckiest animal on the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes the character traits of creativity, compassion and sensitivity. It is a great time to learn more about our furry friends. “Rabbits are a much more complex and interesting …

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Senior cat thrown from moving car wins life lottery

Merlot, a senior cat was thrown from a moving vehicle and survived without injury!
November 4, 2022

You would never guess that Merlot was a 16-year-old senior, especially when you see him playing with string and laser toys. And especially when you know a little about his history. Merlot was brought to the BC SPCA animal centre in Nanaimo by a Good Samaritan who witnessed him being thrown from a moving vehicle. …

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BC SPCA animal centres return to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing

September 30, 2022

After more than two years of COVID precautions, BC SPCA community animal centres across the province will be returning to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing on Oct. 1. “Throughout COVID, we continued to provide our full range of services, including adoptions, but we had to be creative about how we could continue …

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Slowdown in adoptions for first time since beginning of pandemic

August 11, 2022

During the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020-21, BC SPCA locations across the province were flooded with adoption applications as people sought the companionship and comfort of a pet to help them cope with the social isolation. “When a puppy came into our care, we would have multiple applications – sometime up to 100 …

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Hazel finds forever home with 9-year-old who helped to save her!

March 4, 2022

When nine-year-old Sutter Rowse, who loves cats, saw a story about Hazel and the need for care for her injuries, he knew he had to do something. He and his mom, Leslie, came up with a “sweet” way to help her…selling homemade cinnamon buns by donation. Sutter’s mom posted about the fundraiser on a community …

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Captain & Maria are living their best lives with their new family

December 22, 2021

A year ago, Captain and Maria, Akbash dogs, arrived at the BC SPCA in Shuswap, skinny, starving, nervous and as their names suggest, inseparable. “It was clear their life so far had not been easy and that these dogs hadn’t seen the best of humanity,” says Victoria Olynik, manager of the Shuswap SPCA. Captain and …

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Sweet terrier mix seized in hoarding case spends holidays with new family

December 20, 2021

When animals are rescued from large-scale hoarding situations, their limited exposure to everyday sights and sounds can make new experiences terrifying. Jeffery, a sweet terrier mix who was seized along with 118 other dogs in a hoarding case in Fort Nelson earlier this year, has been overcoming his fears with the support of his new …

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