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BC SPCA investigates case of newborn kittens abandoned in Vancouver dumpster

Kitten found in Vancouver dumpster
April 24, 2019

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving two newborn kittens who were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19. The one-day-old kittens, who were suffering from hypothermia and dehydration, were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment but both have since died. …

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What is it like to be a cruelty investigator with the SPCA? Debbie’s story:

March 8, 2019

Meet Debbie Goodine, a northern region animal protection officer with the BC SPCA based in Prince George. As a mother of twins, guardian to rescue dog Lucy and cats Bubba and Lexi, Goodine is quite the Superwoman. It’s her job to investigate animal cruelty cases – travelling across great distances and in all weather conditions …

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BC SPCA ready to tackle challenging animal issues with new strategic plan

February 12, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new four-pillar strategic plan for 2019-2023 to take animal welfare in B.C. to a new level. The non-profit animal welfare organization, which helped nearly 48,000 animals in need in 2018, developed the plan after a year-long consultation with key …

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These animals are living their best lives thanks to your donations

February 4, 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and highlight how your donations have helped animals recover and live life to the fullest. Read on to see how animals we featured in 2018 are now thriving and living their best lives. Mini Mini arrived into our care as the result …

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South Okanagan/Similkameen and Kelowna SPCA Branches caring for large intake of cats from hoarder

Sick black and white cat, hiding in cage
January 31, 2019

The South Okanagan/Similkameen and Kelowna Branches of the BC SPCA are caring for a large intake of young cats surrendered to the BC SPCA on Jan. 30. The cats came from the same individual who has previously surrendered 164 cats and kittens to the SPCA. “Thirty cats were brought into our care, suffering from upper …

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BC SPCA is seeking help to care for a large number of horses seized in a cruelty investigation

January 28, 2019

The BC SPCA is seeking help to provide on-going care and loving new homes for a large number of horses seized in a cruelty investigation last month. On Dec. 15, 2018, 27 neglected horses were rescued from a Langley property suffering from lack of nutrition, lice infestation, overgrown hooves, rainscald from inadequate shelter and lack …

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