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BC SPCA launches low-income spay neuter pilot-program in Kamloops to begin addressing cat overpopulation

May 17, 2021

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is launching a low income spay/neuter pilot-program to address cat overpopulation in the city. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years,” says Ashley …

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Sooke dog trainer receives BC SPCA accreditation

May 11, 2021

Hanging With Hounds, a dog-training company that recently moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, is being recognized for its commitment to high animal welfare through the BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation program. They are now one of four AnimalKind-accredited dog-training companies in the Capital region. Sharon Labossiere, owner and trainer at Hanging With Hounds, welcomes the …

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Raven needs your help after being diagnosed with unique medical disorder

May 6, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Raven a new lease on life. The four-month-old German Shepherd puppy was recently surrendered to the BC SPCA location in Nanaimo with a unique medical disorder called Megaesophagus. This condition means that her esophagus, the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach, is enlarged and …

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National Pet Appreciation Week: Honouring Roger the cat

May 5, 2021

In honour of National Pet Appreciation Week, the BC SPCA is recognizing one of our own: Roger, the cat.   Roger was the unofficial greeter at the BC SPCA in Vernon. Since he predates the existing shelter staff, his history is a bit of a mystery. However, Chelsea Taylor, Vernon & District’s manager, says it’s believed that Roger initially came to …

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Celebrate Specially-Abled Pet Day with these heartwarming tails

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May 3, 2021

May 3rd is National Specially-abled Pets Day. It’s a special day that shines a spotlight on amazing and brave pets with disabilities. The celebration is also an opportunity to encourage people about caring and adopting a specially-abled pet.   The heartwarming stories below from the BC SPCA community reflect that specially-abled pets have so much love to give, and most of the time, you’ll need to keep …

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Cookie and her Crumbs: a tail of a mother’s love from trauma to safety

May 1, 2021

When the BC SPCA took in 119 small dogs from a property near Fort Nelson in March, among them was a terrier mix later named Cookie who was rescued along with her seven puppies, now dubbed her ‘crumbs.’ At the time the SPCA provided grooming and nail trims for the dogs, many of whom were …

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BC SPCA’s Wild ARC hosts online auction to raise funds

April 30, 2021

An online silent auction will be held in support of the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) beginning this Saturday May 1 and running until May 15. The auction will feature 75 items, as well as dozens of mask sets, which have all been generously donated by animal lovers and businesses in the community, …

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Tla’amin Nation and BC SPCA sign agreement to solidify partnership

April 29, 2021

Tla’amin Nation and the BC SPCA Powell River have taken the next step in their partnership of trust and mutual interest for animal welfare with a recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Tla’amin community is located outside of the city of Powell River and their traditional territory consisted of numerous permanent and …

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Annie Jönsson, graphic design volunteer

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April 23, 2021

Back in 2017, Annie Jönsson wanted to combine her passion for both animals and graphic design. Volunteering for the BC SPCA seemed like the best way to do so.   “I love supporting a cause I really care about,” says Jönsson. “Unfortunately, we see and experience things every day that screams for our help. I am proud to volunteer …

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