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Yellow Dog Brewing wins prestigious Giving Hearts award for long time support of the BC SPCA

November 30, 2023

For more than nine years, Yellow Dog Brewing has been a tremendous supporter of the BC SPCA with our partnership beginning right at the inception of their craft brewery in Port Moody, when founder Melinda Coghill reached out wanting to help the animals. Fast forward nine years and Yellow Dog Brewing’s connection to the BC …

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BC SPCA permanently closing Vernon community animal centre

November 15, 2023

Due to a number of ongoing concerns related to the structural integrity of the Vernon community animal centre, the BC SPCA has made the difficult decision to permanently close the facility to the public, effective November 17. “We have been aware of growing concerns related to the building’s foundation, walls, and ceiling, but a recent …

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BC SPCA kenneling services with City of Cranbrook ended September 30

October 6, 2023

Since 2004, the BC SPCA has partnered with the City of Cranbrook to provide kenneling services for stray animals. These services are tied to the City’s Animal Control bylaws and are a municipally funded responsibility. This is separate from the core work of the BC SPCA which is funded almost entirely by donations. On average, …

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Giving thanks with the BC SPCA animal food bank program

Charlie's Pet Food Bank regular in Downtown Vancouver, BC
October 1, 2023

It is the season for gratitude, and over the past three years, pet owners across British Columbia have given thanks for their animals. “Our furry family members have been a gift to help us through challenging times, but at the same time, many pet owners have been severely challenged by illness, job loss, and other …

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BC SPCA locations closed Sept. 30 to observe Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2023

All BC SPCA locations will be closed on September 30, as we observe National Truth & Reconciliation Day, a day to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. “A critical step toward reconciliation is public recognition and learnings about the atrocities experienced by Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada,” says BC SPCA …

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BC SPCA thanks Government of B.C. for $12 million in funding for capital plan

June 26, 2023

The Province is providing $12 million in funding to help build BC SPCA shelter replacements in Vancouver, Cowichan, Prince George, and Fort St. John. “We greatly appreciate this significant support from the Province for these four communities where our aging facilities are making the care and protection of vulnerable animals increasingly difficult,” says Marcie Moriarty, …

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BC SPCA staff care for animals behind fire evacuation lines in Tumbler Ridge

June 15, 2023

BC SPCA staff went behind fire evacuation lines in Tumbler Ridge to look for and care for animals sheltering in place after an uncontrolled wildfire approached the community. “Our hearts go out to the residents of Tumbler Ridge,” says Alex Schare, BC SPCA regional manager (North Region), animal protection. “Thankfully it appears that many people …

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BC SPCA thanks Surrey Firefighters for helping to free trapped kitten

June 15, 2023

A BC SPCA animal protection officer, with the help of two Surrey firefighters, rescued a kitten trapped in a space between the framing and foundation of a home in Surrey. Good Samaritans heard a cat crying on the property and after searching for the cat on their own with no luck, called the BC SPCA’s …

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