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COVID-19 Update

animal cruelty officer holding young cat
March 18, 2020

BC SPCA shelters restrict public access In order to protect our staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary for us to significantly restrict public access to our SPCA shelters, effective immediately. Except for appointments for adoptions and emergency surrenders, there will be no public access to SPCA …

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PetSmart Charities® of Canada funds SPCA program for low-income pet guardians

March 5, 2020

The BC SPCA will be able to provide subsidized veterinary care for approximately 500 more pets living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside thanks to a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada. The funding will support the Charlie’s Pet Food Bank and Veterinary Clinic program, which provides check-ups, vaccines, deworming and flea treatments during its free …

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BC SPCA alumni becomes St. John Ambulance therapy dog

Audi
February 3, 2020

Audi is a big, friendly, four-and-a-half-year-old, 120lb therapy dog. He has always had a calm and gentle demeanour. “I always call him my gentle giant,” says his guardian, Selby Pellow. “Ever since he was a puppy, he’s always been sweet and kind.” Pellow thought he would make a perfect therapy dog and started the training …

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More than 30 years of commitment to animals: An exceptional volunteer story

Shawna Willan with cat
January 7, 2020

As 2020 marks the BC SPCA’s 125 anniversary we want to take this opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful people who believe in our mission and work tirelessly to improve animal welfare.  Shawna Willan has always loved animals and is passionate about helping them find loving homes. Willan started supporting the SPCA in the 80s …

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5 Inspiring examples of kids advocating for animals

Shoji
November 28, 2019

B.C. youth put their ideas into action for animals this year in a big way. From awareness-raising presentations to fundraising lemonade stands, our team was truly impressed by the passion and sincerity demonstrated by these kids. A young volunteer even wrote a book about a BC SPCA adoption, and another group of kids re-purposed old …

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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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