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Community-living cats have better outlook with SPCA grant program

April 23, 2019

More than 800 cats will be spayed and neutered around the province this year through the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant program. “We will be supporting groups and communities across the province working to care for and ultimately decrease the un-owned cat population through spay and neuter initiatives,” says Marieke van der Velden, …

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North Peace SPCA launches spay neuter program to help low-income families

Cute wide eyed orange cat being held by smiling girl
April 17, 2019

Spaying and neutering reduces the number of homeless kittens and helps cats lead healthier lives. Today, thanks to generous funding from BC Hydro Northern Development fund, the BC SPCA North Peace branch is launching a free spay/neuter program for low-income cat owners. “We are so grateful to be able to launch this much needed program …

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BC SPCA officially opens new Community Animal Centre in Kamloops & District

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops
April 5, 2019

BC SPCA officials and local dignitaries gathered on April 5 to officially open a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in Kamloops to care for the region’s most vulnerable animals. The new centre is located on a 2.2-acre property across from the Kamloops Airport at 2816 Tranquille Road. The $6.5 million, 10,500-square-foot facility was funded through …

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Help the BC SPCA’s Penticton Veterinary Hospital celebrate its three-year anniversary

July 13, 2018

It’s a day of food, fun and prizes as the BC SPCA’s Penticton Veterinary Hospital marks three years of providing care to animals in the community. The open house event takes place at the hospital on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with free admission, attendees can explore the clinic, enjoy …

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Big raffle draws in more than $7,500 for the BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch

June 27, 2018

Everyone’s a winner after a raffle held earlier this month at the Strongman Classic, a Fitness Inc. sponsored event, held in partnership with the BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch. Not only did multiple people take home some fantastic prizes – the event managed to raise $7,505 for animals in need. “Fitness Inc. has been an …

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BC SPCA pocket guide to humane food labels

June 4, 2018

Ever wondered about the difference between free range and free run eggs, or whether certified organic means anything for how well the animals were treated? What about labels like grass-fed and pasture-raised for meats and dairy? Food labels often raise more questions than they answer. Find out which food labels to look for and those …

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Gardening with deer – Tips and tricks for enjoying your garden and the deer

May 22, 2018

Gardening in deer territory certainly has its challenges but with a little patience and strategic planning, you can have a deer friendly, beautiful garden. Below are three strategies to keep in mind when gardening with deer. Keep in mind that besides fencing out deer completely, no garden will ever be completely deer proof but using …

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