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Government proclamation celebrates BC SPCA’s 125 years of protecting animals

September 20, 2020

The Government of B.C. has issued a special proclamation for Sept. 21, 2020 to mark the 125th anniversary of The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). Since its inception the non-profit animal welfare organization has helped more than a million injured and abused domestic, farm and wild animals. “The …

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125th Anniversary: BC SPCA Volunteer Shawna Willan

Shawna Willin
September 20, 2020

For BC SPCA’s 125th anniversary, we’re highlighting long-serving members of our community. We talked with volunteer Shawna Willan from the Vancouver BC SPCA location about her experience volunteering!  How long have you been involved with the BC SPCA? I started supporting in 1986. It was the first Paws for Cause. I walked in it; …

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Long-standing BC SPCA outreach efforts support growing need during pandemic

September 8, 2020

The BC SPCA in Port Alberni has provided outreach services to the communities they serve for more than 10 years. While adjustments were made to the programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the branch has persevered in ensuring pet guardians have what they need during these difficult times. “For years we have been providing food …

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Sea to Sky BC SPCA’s outreach services provides relief to Cloudy and her ten puppies

cloudy the dog sea to sky
September 8, 2020

In an effort to relieve some of the financial hardships that COVID-19 might be inflicting upon pet guardians, BC SPCA Sea to Sky location has expanded its outreach services, including pet food bank programs, and emergency animal boarding, in addition to its existing spay/neuter programming. “We understand how important pets are in our lives and how important it is to keep …

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Tika, a former puppy mill rescue, is now living the high life in London

Tika at Buckingham Palace
September 2, 2020

Since 2017 Tika the dalmatian has walked and sniffed almost every corner in London, from the posh neighbourhood of Chelsea to busy Trafalgar Square to even historic Buckingham Palace. But life wasn’t always crumpets and afternoon tea for this pup. Back in 2015, Tika was one of 57 animals seized in a BC SPCA animal …

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BC SPCA in East Kootenay offers emergency animal boarding and food bank services for pet guardians affected by wildfire

August 24, 2020

As the Doctor Creek fire continues to burn southwest of Canal Flats, the BC SPCA location in East Kootenay is offering its support and services to affected pet guardians. The location is able to provide emergency boarding for pets for families that need to be evacuated. In addition, the East Kootenay location will continue to provide community pet food bank outreach services …

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BC SPCA relocates animals due to wildfires in the southern Okanagan region

August 19, 2020

As wildfires threaten hundreds of residents in the southern Okanagan region, the BC SPCA has needed to relocate animals from its location in Penticton. Animals are being transferred to other locations in the area depending on their needs. The BC SPCA is also reaching out to offer pet food and supplies and emergency pet boarding …

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Lemon, a paralyzed rescued cat, pays it forward by teaching new foster kittens ‘how to cat’

lemon cat with kittens
August 4, 2020

Last August, an orange kitten was brought into the BC SPCA branch in Nanaimo last year as a stray, after being attacked by a dog. His injuries from the attack were so severe that his back legs were paralyzed. He was immediately fostered, and later adopted, by Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA …

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BC SPCA extends pet food bank services to remote communities on Vancouver Island

campbell river pet food bank
July 22, 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis hit BC, the BC SPCA rapidly pivoted its services to support additional vulnerable animals and people across B.C. Over the past several months, BC SPCA branches on Vancouver Island have worked together to support remote and northern communities on North Island with the BC SPCA in Campbell River leading the charge …

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