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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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Shuswap Christmas Display Fundraiser by L2 Productions a Success!

January 3, 2020

We’re very grateful for the generous hearts of L2 Productions for their Vail Village fundraiser in December. If you missed it, L2 Productions spent 90 hours setting up a massive Christmas village display downtown and asked folks to donate money or items from our wishlist for the animals. With the help of some BC SPCA …

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5 Inspiring examples of kids advocating for animals

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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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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