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Kelowna volunteer coordinator honoured with 2018 BC SPCA Leadership Award

May 8, 2018

Kelowna-based SPCA volunteer coordinator Enjulie Bedi is this year’s recipient of the BC SPCA’s Leadership Award, presented to her at the society’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. The Leadership Award was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals who go the extra mile to achieve the society’s goals, and who lead …

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Williams Lake veterinarian honoured with BC SPCA award

May 8, 2018

Dr. Ross Hawkes of the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital was presented with the BC SPCA’s Veterinarian of the Year Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony held on May 4 in Richmond. The award recognizes a veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to animals in the SPCA’s care and in their community.“Dr. Hawkes goes …

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BC SPCA veterinarian honoured for protecting B.C. rabbits during virus outbreak

Emilia Gordon
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA’s senior manager of animal health, Dr. Emilia Gordon, was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Dr. Gordon was honoured for her work in addressing a highly contagious and deadly virus that spread through the rabbit population this spring. “Emilia’s role in …

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Miracle recovery for Cedric, emaciated boxer found near death

May 7, 2018

A brave boxer, who was near death when he was rescued by the BC SPCA in January, received an Animal Courage Award at the BC SPCA annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Cedric was severely emaciated, with a body condition score of only one out of nine, when he came into SPCA care …

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Two Nanaimo dogs honoured at 2018 BC SPCA Awards Ceremony

May 7, 2018

Nuke, a dog who was rescued by the BC SPCA and went on to save animal lives in Nanaimo as a canine blood donor, was honoured with an Animal Hero Award at the BC SPCA’s annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. At the same ceremony Rascal, a senior terrier-cross from Nanaimo who received …

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B.C. vet wins award established in former BC SPCA board member’s honour

December 19, 2017

An Enderby veterinarian has received the inaugural Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award, named in honour of a former BC SPCA board member, from the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC). A tireless advocate for animal welfare and ethical veterinary practice, Morgan sadly passed in 2015. In her honour, the AWFC established a fund where donations …

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Honoured for excellence: BC SPCA Kamloops Branch wins chamber award

October 23, 2017

The BC SPCA Kamloops Branch was one of the big winners Saturday night at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce & TD 2017 Business Excellence Awards. At the chamber’s gala evening, A Night Amongst the Stars, the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch was presented with the United Way Not-for-Profit of the Year award.  The SPCA was chosen …

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BC SPCA among top 20 charities in Canada in MoneySense survey

January 5, 2017

The BC SPCA is among the top 20 charities in MoneySense magazine’s 2016 survey that rates 100 Canadian charities for overall efficiency, transparency and donor stewardship. The magazine created Canada’s first charity rating system to determine which charities score highest in categories such as overall charity efficiency, governance, fundraising efficiency and reserves. The BC SPCA, …

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Inside the BC SPCA

September 6, 2016

If you missed it, it’s not too late to view the half-hour special on the BC SPCA produced by our media partner CTV. The special aired during the evening news hour on Monday, Sept. 5 and featured SPCA initiatives such as: Our SPCA Certified farm labeling program; a behind-the-scenes look at Wild ARC, the BC …

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