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Need for BC SPCA services for animals in need grew in 2022

February 3, 2023

The BC SPCA helped nearly 9,000 more animals through community-based pet food banks in 2022, as part of the Society’s expanded outreach efforts to help B.C. pet guardians in need. In total, the BC SPCA helped 118,679 animals last year through direct care and community outreach programs. “We definitely saw an increased need for support …

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Dog fosters urgently needed in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

January 30, 2023

The BC SPCA has an immediate need for dog fosters in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to provide temporary boarding and a loving home for animals in need. “January has been very busy,” says Adrienne McBride, senior director, community animal services for the BC SPCA. “More than 80 dogs came into our care this …

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BC SPCA in Quesnel to reopen, following repairs to damaged ceiling

November 21, 2022

The BC SPCA in Quesnel will be reopening its doors to the public on Dec. 1. The facility was closed temporarily after heavy rains compromised the building’s roof and interior ceiling earlier this year. “During the past number of weeks, BC SPCA team members have worked diligently to coordinate assessments and temporary repairs,” says Adrienne …

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BC SPCA reopening in Fort St. John stalled by lack of available sites

November 15, 2022

The BC SPCA is still searching for a new home in Fort St. John. “We have been actively searching for months for a building to lease while we develop plans for a permanent site, but we’ve faced a number of roadblocks due to the extremely limited inventory of buildings in Fort St. John zoned for …

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BC SPCA animal centres return to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing

September 30, 2022

After more than two years of COVID precautions, BC SPCA community animal centres across the province will be returning to regular hours for public access and adoption viewing on Oct. 1. “Throughout COVID, we continued to provide our full range of services, including adoptions, but we had to be creative about how we could continue …

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BC SPCA locations closed Sept. 30 to observe Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2022

All BC SPCA locations will be closed on Sept. 30 as we observe National Truth & Reconciliation Day, a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. “This is an important day for all of us to reflect and learn more about the tragic history and ongoing legacy of Canada’s …

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BC SPCA announces winners of 2022 Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest

Black-capped chickadee perched on branch of a cherry blossom tree
August 31, 2022

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made it tough for the judges of the BC SPCA’s 14th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest to pick the top three winners! In addition to the top picks, there were also a number of incredible photos that received honourable mentions, plus the People’s Choice Award. Participants competed in …

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BC SPCA reminds pet guardians that help is available during wildfires

August 8, 2022

As wildfires threaten many areas of the province this summer, the BC SPCA is reminding British Columbians that emergency help is available for pets and other animals in the case of evacuation. “It is hard to imagine how stressful it is for people to have to leave their homes during an evacuation order, not knowing …

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