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Lemon, a paralyzed rescued cat, pays it forward by teaching new foster kittens ‘how to cat’

lemon cat with kittens
August 4, 2020

Last August, an orange kitten was brought into the BC SPCA branch in Nanaimo last year as a stray, after being attacked by a dog. His injuries from the attack were so severe that his back legs were paralyzed. He was immediately fostered, and later adopted, by Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA …

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BC SPCA extends pet food bank services to remote communities on Vancouver Island

July 22, 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis hit BC, the BC SPCA rapidly pivoted its services to support additional vulnerable animals and people across B.C. Over the past several months, BC SPCA branches on Vancouver Island have worked together to support remote and northern communities on North Island with the BC SPCA in Campbell River leading the charge …

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BC SPCA in Cowichan steps up food bank support for pet guardians

kittens eating
July 20, 2020

As more individuals face the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many pet guardians are finding it difficult to stretch their budget to cover pet food and supplies. To help address this need, the BC SPCA in Cowichan & District expanded their pet food bank outreach program as soon as the pandemic began to help …

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COVID-19 Update

animal cruelty officer holding young cat
July 15, 2020

The BC SPCA has continued providing full services to animals throughout the pandemic, having been deemed an essential service by the provincial government during the COVID-19 pandemic.  While some branches have now resumed normal public hours with social distancing and other protocols in place for public health and safety, others are still operating under a …

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BC SPCA confirms predators responsible for Kelowna cat deaths

July 9, 2020

The BC SPCA has confirmed that the deceased cats found in the Kelowna area since June 19 were victims of predator attacks. “We have now received necropsy results which indicate that the wounds are consistent with predation rather than incised or chop wounds,” says Brian Kijowski, the BC SPCA’s regional manager of cruelty investigators for …

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Return of missing cat highlights importance of pet identification

milly with river
July 6, 2020

There was a happy ending, including a birthday wish come true, for a cat named Milly who recently went missing from her family home in Kimberley, B.C. Shannon Magee and her family adopted Milly from the BC SPCA five years ago, along with another cat named Shelby. Both cats were microchipped at the time of …

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BC SPCA puppy naming contest: help name Sakura’s 11 puppies!

Sakura and puppies
July 6, 2020

The BC SPCA needs your help in naming 11 healthy and adorable puppies. The puppies were born to Sakura, a two-year-old German Shepherd cross, who came into BC SPCA’s care in June after being surrendered by her owner. The owner believed she was spayed and was unaware that she was pregnant. However, soon after Sakura’s …

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BC SPCA in Kamloops expands pet food banks in partnership with community

pet food bank in kamloops
June 24, 2020

The BC SPCA in Kamloops is expanding its pet food bank outreach to help pet guardians who may need support in caring for their animals. “We have all gone through challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has had a financial impact on many families,” says Charleen Holloway, the BC SPCA’s manager of animal …

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BC SPCA in North Peace urges cat guardians to stop abandoning pets

abandoned cat north peace shelter
June 5, 2020

The BC SPCA in North Peace is urging pet guardians to do the right thing for their animals after responding to multiple cases of cats being abandoned in the area of Charlie Lake. In one recent case, the BC SPCA rescued a young adult female cat who was found at the Montney Park boat launch …

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