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BC SPCA ready to help pet guardians as flood risk continues

June 20, 2022

As regions across B.C. continue to see rising lake and river levels, the BC SPCA is reaching out to offer support for pet guardians. “We want to remind people that the BC SPCA is here to help if an emergency does occur,” says Tracy Westmoreland, senior director, provincial animal care services for the BC SPCA. …

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World Veterinary Day: Shining a Light on Mental Health

Veterinarian is examining a cute siberian husky at hospital
April 22, 2022

Veterinary work is extremely rewarding, but it can also be one of the most stressful occupations a person can enter. Whether it’s handling a harrowing emergency or helping a client grieve the loss of a beloved pet, working in the veterinary field can take a tremendous toll on staff. Although your veterinarian chose their job …

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of BC SPCA’s Community Animal Spay Neuter program

March 18, 2022

It’s the 10th Anniversary of helping community cats in BC through our Community Animal Spay Neuter program. The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant continues to provide vital funding to organizations throughout the province. COVID-19 pandemic has been a set-back for those working to address animal overpopulation throughout British Columbia with challenges including spay …

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BC SPCA services in North Peace continue while facility concerns are addressed

March 11, 2022

The BC SPCA is continuing its services for animals in need in Fort St. John while a structural review of its current building is carried out. “We had recently engaged consultants to make recommendations regarding a potential expansion and upgrade to our North Peace shelter to support our services for animals in the community,” says …

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Together, we helped a record number of animals in 2021!

January 31, 2022

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) assisted a record number of animals in need across the province in 2021. The non-profit organization provides a wide range of services for animals and pet guardians, and is the only animal welfare organization in B.C with the authority to investigate complaints …

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A word of thanks from Craig Daniell, CEO, BC SPCA

December 28, 2021

Dear friends, 2021 has been another challenging year for animals and their guardians – but it was also a year that highlighted the extraordinary kindness and generosity of our supporters. You made it possible to rescue thousands of animals, like Luc featured above, from cruel and neglectful situations; to provide free pet food and supplies …

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Holiday Pet Photography Tips

December 3, 2021

‘Tis the season to send greetings and what better better way to wish friends and family happy holidays than a card featuring your pet! Professional photographer Viktoria Haack, who has a portfolio full of spectacular nature and landscape photography including many images of her dog Jack, shares her tips on taking the perfect photo of …

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