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Charlie’s pet food bank helps pet guardians and pets stay together

charlies food bank
February 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted life as we know it. For some low-income pet guardians, the pandemic has placed them the compromising position of having to choose whether to feed themselves or their pets. Charlie’s pet food bank, which provides free and low-cost pet services for people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, has been an essential …

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BC SPCA funding helps groups address cat overpopulation in B.C. after COVID-19

February 18, 2021

In its ninth year, the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant continues to provide vital funding to groups throughout the province. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a set-back for those working to address cat overpopulation throughout British Columbia with challenges including spay neuter delays, travel restrictions, and reduced capacity in staff and volunteers. “Many …

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The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Bubbles the cat

bubbles the cat
February 17, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Bubbles, the cat. The local stray was recently brought into the BC SPCA in North Peace by a Good Samaritan after he was found suffering from multiple injuries, most likely the result of an animal attack. The BC SPCA immediately took Bubbles for veterinary care. The worst of his injuries being a badly infected bite to …

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Salt Spring Island SPCA asks public help in understanding community cat issue

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February 11, 2021

The BC SPCA is stepping up efforts to identify and tackle community cat colonies on Salt Spring Island.  Recently a local resident spotted a young kitten in their backyard and called the BC SPCA Salt Spring location for support. Upon arrival with a trap, the volunteer quickly spotted a few more cats roaming the neighbourhood. This …

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Enter your pet in the BC SPCA’s Calendar Contest, Feb 11–28

February 9, 2021

Is there a special animal who always puts a smile on your face? Celebrate them by winning them a spot in the BC SPCA’s 2022 Calendar. For many animal-lovers, their pets have gotten them through some tough times during the past year and the Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, offers a great way …

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A ‘tail’ of compassion: Kaylah and Mia’s special bond

kaylah and mia
February 6, 2021

It was evident from the start that Kaylah Playford and her cat, Mia, shared a special bond. Playford first connected with Mia in 2016. At the time Mia was her next-door neighbour’s outdoor cat and Playford had tragically lost her third pregnancy. “Mia started coming over almost immediately after I returned home from the hospital,” …

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Victoria dog training recognized with BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation

animal kind trainer kelsey
February 1, 2021

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to the Langford company, making it the third in the region. K9HQ Doggy Daycare Plus joins SmartDog Training & Consulting and Ethical Canine Training and Behaviour Modification, expanding the community of accredited humane dog trainers for Greater Victoria residents. AnimalKind provides a trusted resource to help dog guardians find a skilled dog trainer who can help build a healthy and positive relationship with their dog …

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BC SPCA food bank partnership in Prince Rupert helps remote communities in Haida Gwaii

A young kitten and older cat eat food together off a plate
January 6, 2021

The BC SPCA in Prince Rupert has partnered with the Greater Massett Food Bank to provide the food for those pet guardians in Haida Gwaii affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for remote communities in British Columbia due to the inaccessibility of resources as well as a need to protect …

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How Remley the dog gives back to his community

remley the dog
January 1, 2021

You might call Remley, a dog-about-town. The border collie, who was adopted by Brian Borsoff and his wife, Shannon, in 2011 from the Burnaby SPCA, is a popular canine in his community. He quickly became the “face” of Borsoff’s autobody business shortly after his arrival. “Most people don’t come to see me. They always ask …

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