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More than 40 northern cats helped through a BC SPCA grant

spotted cat
November 4, 2019

The BC SPCA provided grant funding to spay and neuter more than 40 community cats living in the northern B.C. First Nations community of Kitsumkalum. Now, the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant program is accepting applications for 2020 for groups ready to address cat overpopulation in communities across B.C. “In the last year the …

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AnimalKind trainer helps a senior and her dog stay together

Shirley and Tina
October 31, 2019

When Shirley Buckton, 83, was diagnosed with dementia her family worried that she might have to part with her beloved dog, Tina. Buckton’s daughter, Kathy Zimmer, managed to find one of the few care homes that would allow pets, but Tina struggled to adjust. The four-year-old Chihuahua terrier cross had received very little training or …

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Chilliwack SPCA assists over 100 community cats

Chilliwack TNR
September 19, 2019

The BC SPCA Chilliwack branch has been able to locate, spay/neuter and rehabilitate over 100 community cats with the help of a BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant. SPCA Chilliwack branch staff and volunteers collaborated with several other organizations to help community cats living in two colonies. The largest colony was comprised of 109 cats …

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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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