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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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Prince George SPCA searching for missing dogs after shelter break-in

August 7, 2022

Story update: Both of the missing BC SPCA dogs are safely back in care. Prince George SPCA searching for missing dogs after shelter break-in Update: August 5, 2022 – 4:15 pm Story update: Marshmallow,  the Great Pyrenees has been located and is safely back at the shelter. “He wandered into someone’s backyard and laid down …

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BC SPCA redirects services in Quesnel after building roof collapses

July 12, 2022

The BC SPCA is currently unable to offer services from its location at 1000 Carson Pit Road, after heavy rainfall caused a portion of the roof to collapse on July 6. “Thankfully, no people or animals were harmed, but it has caused significant damage to the building. The 40-year-old facility is no longer safe for …

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BC SPCA ready to help pet guardians as flood risk continues

June 20, 2022

As regions across B.C. continue to see rising lake and river levels, the BC SPCA is reaching out to offer support for pet guardians. “We want to remind people that the BC SPCA is here to help if an emergency does occur,” says Tracy Westmoreland, senior director, provincial animal care services for the BC SPCA. …

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World Veterinary Day: Shining a Light on Mental Health

Veterinarian is examining a cute siberian husky at hospital
April 22, 2022

Veterinary work is extremely rewarding, but it can also be one of the most stressful occupations a person can enter. Whether it’s handling a harrowing emergency or helping a client grieve the loss of a beloved pet, working in the veterinary field can take a tremendous toll on staff. Although your veterinarian chose their job …

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