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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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The BC SPCA is recruiting new foster volunteers across the province

July 14, 2021

As we head into the summer months, the BC SPCA is seeking new foster volunteers across the province, particularly on Vancouver Island, the Okanagan/Kootenay Region, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, and the Northern region. “Foster volunteers provide thousands of vulnerable animals with care, support and, more importantly, a place to thrive and recover every time …

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Seabird Island Band partners with BC SPCA in Chilliwack to provide community members low-cost spay/neuter

July 8, 2021

The BC SPCA in Chilliwack is hosting its third Spay It Forward event on July 10th in partnership with Seabird Island Band, a member of the Sto:lo Nation. The initiative began when Seabird Island Band approached the BC SPCA with the goal of expanding animal services for members of the community. The Band recently started …

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The BC SPCA launches interactive campaign in Kamloops to create awareness of unwanted cats

June 23, 2021

The BC SPCA is launching an interactive awareness campaign called ‘(Un)wanted’ for Kamloops residents to learn about the cat overpopulation in their community. As part of the initiative, ‘(Un)wanted’ posters will be posted in the Brocklehurst, North Shore and Downtown neighbourhoods starting today, and continuing for the next three weeks.   This new campaign is …

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The BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to bring camp to your kids

June 22, 2021

No matter where you live in the province, the BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to bring summer camp to your kids. BC SPCA Camp@Home was developed to reach young people from 5-16 years wherever they live with a unique brand of animal-centred fun. Camp events will offer something for everyone, and with programs staying …

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SPCA offers variety of programs to help Surrey animals and their guardians

June 14, 2021

As B.C. communities begin to move forward from COVID challenges, the BC SPCA in Surrey is continuing to reach out to those who need a little extra support in caring for their pets.  “This has been a tough time for so many people and we know that many pet guardians are still struggling to ensure …

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BC SPCA receives grant from Prince George Community Foundation to expand pet food bank outreach

June 7, 2021

The BC SPCA Prince George Community Animal Centre has received a grant from the Prince George Community Foundation to expand its pet food bank outreach efforts in order to ensure no pets in the community go hungry. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the BC SPCA in Prince George has increased their outreach services and partnerships. …

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