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Giving thanks with the BC SPCA animal food bank program

September 29, 2021

It is the season for gratitude, and for the past year and a half pet owners across British Columbia have given thanks for their animals. “Our furry family members have been a gift to help us through pandemic times, but at the same time, many pet owners have been severely challenged by illness, job loss …

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

Every Child Matters
September 29, 2021

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. “We are encouraging our staff, volunteers and supporters to take this opportunity to reflect and learn more about the tragic history and ongoing …

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10 Spooky Pet Disguises

halloween kitten
September 29, 2021

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! Halloween is just around the corner and we know how much folks enjoy donning a disguise during this time of year! Our team got a little creative with their pet costumes, sporting a more ‘au naturel’ look to make sure their animals are safe and comfortable this Halloween. It …

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BC SPCA announces winners of 2021 Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest

September 7, 2021

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest winners are announced in its most successful edition to date. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments. The People’s Choice …

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Comox Valley becoming a hub for humane dog training

August 3, 2021

With access to three BC SPCA AnimalKind accredited dog training companies, residents in the valley can now benefit from more humane training options to train their dogs. Comox Valley’s Go Dog Go! and Wild at Heart are the latest companies to receive AnimalKind accreditation. The BC SPCA created the AnimalKind program to provide information to …

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BC SPCA offers free summer camp for kids impacted by wildfires

July 21, 2021

The BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to make a tough summer a little bit better for families affected by the wildfires burning across the province. What makes everything better? Animals! For those children who are being impacted by evacuations and alerts in their home communities, the BC SPCA is offering free enrollment in their …

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The BC SPCA applauds the province’s decision to temporarily ban rodenticides

July 21, 2021

The BC SPCA applauds the province’s decision to temporarily ban the sale and use of anticoagulant second-generation rodenticides (SGARs) as the government plans to conduct a scientific review and increase efforts to promote alternatives. Effective July 21, 2021, the ban will be in place for 18 months and allow government to consult stakeholders and review …

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BC SPCA seeks to reunite strays found during wildfires with their families

July 16, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping to reunite stray animals who have come in during the wildfires to the Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre and the Animal Evacuation Centre with their owners. “We know their owners must be missing them and we would love to see them back together as soon as possible,” says Lorie …

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Generous supporters help SPCA reach animals during wildfires

July 16, 2021

As requests for help continue to pour in from families impacted by the wildfires, SPCA staff and volunteers are working hard to assist as many animals as possible. One recent call involved Stone, a 12-year-old mixed-breed dog, whose owners were on evacuation alert just outside of Lytton. “We got an urgent call to say their …

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