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Feisty kitten survives more than two days trapped under pile of debris

September 14, 2022

The sounds of a kitten crying drew the Good Samaritan to the neighbouring property in Surrey. Following the cries along the fence line she came upon a pile of debris and saw the head of a small orange kitten. “The neighbour tried to coax the kitten out with food and water, but had no luck,” …

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A must-see transformation! St. Bernard mom now healthy and happy. Meet her puppies!

September 9, 2022

Bailey is a St. Bernard cross who was nursing five puppies in unsanitary and substandard conditions when she was brought to the BC SPCA.  Thankfully, the puppies were all healthy, but Bailey was underweight, had multiple abscesses on her feet, long nails that were growing into her pads and her fur was full of mats …

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Amazing mom leads SPCA officer to newborn puppies – see them now!

August 4, 2022

Who can forget Dallas? When her nine newborn puppies urgently needed help, this amazing mom teamed up with a BC SPCA animal protection officer to get them to safety. Dallas, a four-year-old, pit bull cross, came right up to the officer when she appeared on the property and led her 500 feet into dense brush …

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Conservation Canines

Conservation Canines by Isabelle Groc
July 29, 2022

You may have heard of “sniffer dogs” trained to detect bombs or find missing people, but did you know that dogs are also trained to help other animals? In her book Conservation Canines, Isabelle Groc shares examples of how wildlife experts use the power of a dog’s nose to help endangered animals – including here …

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Against all odds, family reunited with their cat

July 5, 2022

She went missing from her family’s co-op grounds in Victoria. She was found in Nanaimo. No one knows how Miri, a three-and-a-half-year-old, blue and cream tortoiseshell cat, made the more than 100 kilometre journey. Her family, after months of looking and not hearing anything, thought that she was gone forever, but against all odds, and …

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Five Amazing Animal Dads

June 3, 2022

The animal world, just like the human world, has amazing dads. These animal dads protect, feed, teach and nurture their offspring and in the case of the seahorse, give birth. This Father’s Day we celebrate five animal dads and their dedication to their families. Wolves Wolf dads are committed to their offspring and are heavily …

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