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UBC and BC SPCA launch new research chair to study companion animals

June 22, 2020

The BC SPCA is excited to share the following announcement from the University of British Columbia about the creation of a new research chair to improve the lives of companion animals. The BC SPCA is contributing $100,000 annually for a minimum of five years for the research chair. Companion animals play a large role in …

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BC SPCA Wild ARC reports another successful season

Fawns at Wild ARC
November 4, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is reporting another successful season. In 2019, Wild ARC successfully reunited more than 100 baby animals with their wild moms including fledgling birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits during its busy season from May to September. More than …

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BC SPCA named one of Canada’s top charities for fifth year in a row

October 11, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received four stars – the highest rating possible – in Charity Intelligence Canada’s annual list of top charities. This is the fifth year in a row the BC SPCA has been cited in the Charity Intelligence Canada report, which assesses hundreds of non-profit …

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Calling all veterinarians interested in ethics and animal welfare

Dog at vet clinic getting check up
September 10, 2019

The BC SPCA encourages all veterinarians across Canada interested in pursuing continued training or education related to ethics and animal welfare to apply for the Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award. Dr. Morgan served as a BC SPCA Board Member and Advisor, and was a beloved member of the animal welfare community. The Animal Welfare Foundation …

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Sea to Sky dog training company receives BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation

Cute happy smiling pit bull dog with tongue out wearing a bandana while sitting on grass looking up
June 12, 2019

Paw in Hand is the newest addition to the BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers and the first accredited company based in the Squamish area. Paw in Hand offers classes in Squamish and the surrounding areas. The BC SPCA launched this innovative program to accredit dog-training businesses in British Columbia in January, 2019. …

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Two West Kootenay dog training companies receive BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation

Dog training
June 5, 2019

Love 2 Play and Proud of My Dog are the two newest additions to the BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers, the first accredited companies serving the Kootenay region. Love 2 Play offers classes in the Slocan Valley, Nelson and surrounding areas; while Proud of My Dog serves the North Slocan Valley, Nakusp, …

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Port Alberni veterinarian wins award to further studies in veterinary forensics

Dr. Holly Tillotson poses with a dog for a photo
December 17, 2018

Dr. Holly Tillotson of Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital in Port Alberni is being recognized for her work in veterinary forensics with the presentation of this year’s Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award. The award was established by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) in honour of former BC SPCA board member Dr. Carol Morgan, a …

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BC SPCA earns A rating in survey of top Canadian charities

December 3, 2018

The BC SPCA is among the top 10 charities in MoneySense magazine’s 2019 survey that rates 100 Canadian charities for overall efficiency, transparency and donor stewardship. The magazine created Canada’s first charity rating system in 2011 to determine which charities score highest in categories such as overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, social results and transparency. …

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BC SPCA Shuswap Branch wins grant, recycling centre now open!

August 16, 2018

The BCSPCA Shuswap Branch Recycling Centre is officially open, thanks to a grant from the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union (SASCU). Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union (SASCU) celebrated Canada 150 with a grant of $50,000 for one community project. This grant was used to purchase, install and furnish a recycling centre to provide …

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Kamloops & District SPCA takes home BC SPCA Branch of the Year Award

May 9, 2018

The Kamloops & District SPCA took home this year’s BC SPCA Branch of the Year award at the society’s Annual General Meeting on May 5. The award recognizes a branch that has made exceptional strides in the previous year. Parm Takhar, chief operations officer for the BC SPCA, says the Kamloops & District Branch was …

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