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BC SPCA and Arm & Hammer celebrate Adopt a Cat Month with a free care package for every cat adoption!

June 14, 2024

June is National Adopt a Cat Month. It is a time when “kitten season” reaches its peak with a traditionally larger number of feline births and the BC SPCA begins to see an increase in the number of kittens and cats surrendered to their care. To help ensure the BC SPCA can continue to take …

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BC SPCA calls on political parties to prioritize animal welfare in upcoming election

May 28, 2024

British Columbians are gearing up to cast their votes in the provincial election on October 19, 2024. Recognizing the importance of animal welfare initiatives to British Columbians, the BC SPCA has issued a call to the province’s four main political parties, urging them to integrate several animal welfare-related issues into their party platforms and commit …

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Emergency Preparedness Week: BC SPCA reminds guardians of the importance of having a plan for their pets

May 6, 2024

The BC SPCA wants to remind guardians during emergency preparedness week and National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 11, that when they make an emergency plan for their family, they need to plan for their pets too. “Making a plan for your pet not only ensures their safety, it also plays a role in …

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BC SPCA in final discussions with City of Kamloops after yearlong negotiation attempts for stray kenneling services

Sad lonely stray cat hiding outdoors
May 1, 2024

The BC SPCA is happy to announce that the Society will continue to accept stray cats from Animal Control Officers and members of the public in Kamloops, with no disruption to this service. Details of the tentative agreement between the BC SPCA and the City of Kamloops will be released by the city at a …

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BC SPCA North Peace reopens at new location by appointment only

March 12, 2024

Two years after temporarily closing its permanent facility due to concerns about the structural integrity of the building, the BC SPCA North Peace Animal Centre has reopened a physical location in Fort St. John at 10503 89 Avenue. With a full staff led by centre manager Jeanine Devonshire, the BC SPCA team is excited to …

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Need for BC SPCA’s services for B.C.’s most vulnerable animals grows in 2023

March 7, 2024

In 2023, the need for BC SPCA’s services for British Columbia’s most vulnerable animals continued to rise. “We saw increases across the board, from the number of meals we distributed through our pet food banks to the number of animals that came into our care,” says Adrienne McBride, BC SPCA’s senior director, community animal centres. …

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SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund surpasses $1 million milestone in support of animals in need

February 26, 2024

For nearly 30 years, the SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund, a group of caring and dedicated animal lovers, has come together to raise funds towards subsidized veterinary care for animals at the BC SPCA Vancouver Animal Hospital. Since the creation of the Hospital Trust Fund, their scope has expanded to help meet the demand for …

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Yellow Dog Brewing wins prestigious Giving Hearts award for long time support of the BC SPCA

November 30, 2023

For more than nine years, Yellow Dog Brewing has been a tremendous supporter of the BC SPCA with our partnership beginning right at the inception of their craft brewery in Port Moody, when founder Melinda Coghill reached out wanting to help the animals. Fast forward nine years and Yellow Dog Brewing’s connection to the BC …

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