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BC SPCA confirms predators responsible for Kelowna cat deaths

July 9, 2020

The BC SPCA has confirmed that the deceased cats found in the Kelowna area since June 19 were victims of predator attacks. “We have now received necropsy results which indicate that the wounds are consistent with predation rather than incised or chop wounds,” says Brian Kijowski, the BC SPCA’s regional manager of cruelty investigators for …

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Return of missing cat highlights importance of pet identification

milly with river
July 6, 2020

There was a happy ending, including a birthday wish come true, for a cat named Milly who recently went missing from her family home in Kimberley, B.C. Shannon Magee and her family adopted Milly from the BC SPCA five years ago, along with another cat named Shelby. Both cats were microchipped at the time of …

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BC SPCA puppy naming contest: help name Sakura’s 11 puppies!

Sakura and puppies
July 6, 2020

The BC SPCA needs your help in naming 11 healthy and adorable puppies. The puppies were born to Sakura, a two-year-old German Shepherd cross, who came into BC SPCA’s care in June after being surrendered by her owner. The owner believed she was spayed and was unaware that she was pregnant. However, soon after Sakura’s …

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BC SPCA in Kamloops expands pet food banks in partnership with community

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June 24, 2020

The BC SPCA in Kamloops is expanding its pet food bank outreach to help pet guardians who may need support in caring for their animals. “We have all gone through challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has had a financial impact on many families,” says Charleen Holloway, the BC SPCA’s manager of animal …

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BC SPCA in North Peace urges cat guardians to stop abandoning pets

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June 5, 2020

The BC SPCA in North Peace is urging pet guardians to do the right thing for their animals after responding to multiple cases of cats being abandoned in the area of Charlie Lake. In one recent case, the BC SPCA rescued a young adult female cat who was found at the Montney Park boat launch …

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BC SPCA ready to help pet guardians as flood waters rise

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June 1, 2020

As flooding threatens hundreds of homes in the Regional District of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the BC SPCA is reaching out to offer support for pet guardians. “We want to remind people that the SPCA is here to help if an emergency does occur,” says Tracy Westmoreland, regional manager for the BC SPCA. “We …

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BC SPCA expands outreach services to pet guardians in the Shuswap

Victoria Olynik outside truck with pet food bank
May 26, 2020

The BC SPCA’s Shuswap Branch is expanding its pet food bank services to pet guardians in their community who have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 crisis. “In these challenging times, we have increased our support for pet guardians through existing community partnerships,” says Victoria Olynik, manager of the BC SPCA in Salmon Arm. “Our …

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BC SPCA reaches out to Fraser Valley communities with pet food and supplies

May 20, 2020

As part of its outreach programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, BC SPCA facilities across the province have been delivering much-needed pet food and supplies to First Nations and isolated communities. “Thanks to generous community members who have been donating pet food at SPCA locations, we’ve been able to ensure that our neighbours feel supported and …

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BC SPCA ready to help Kamloops pet guardians if flood waters rise

May 15, 2020

As the City of Kamloops prepares for potentially historic level flooding, the BC SPCA is reaching out to offer support for pet guardians. “We want to remind people that the SPCA is here to help if an emergency does occur,” says Charleen Holloway, manager of the BC SPCA in Kamloops. “We can provide emergency boarding …

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