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Salt Spring Island SPCA asks public help in understanding community cat issue

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February 11, 2021

The BC SPCA is stepping up efforts to identify and tackle community cat colonies on Salt Spring Island.  Recently a local resident spotted a young kitten in their backyard and called the BC SPCA Salt Spring location for support. Upon arrival with a trap, the volunteer quickly spotted a few more cats roaming the neighbourhood. This …

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Enter your pet in the BC SPCA’s Calendar Contest, Feb 11–28

February 9, 2021

Is there a special animal who always puts a smile on your face? Celebrate them by winning them a spot in the BC SPCA’s 2022 Calendar. For many animal-lovers, their pets have gotten them through some tough times during the past year and the Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, offers a great way …

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A ‘tail’ of compassion: Kaylah and Mia’s special bond

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February 6, 2021

It was evident from the start that Kaylah Playford and her cat, Mia, shared a special bond. Playford first connected with Mia in 2016. At the time Mia was her next-door neighbour’s outdoor cat and Playford had tragically lost her third pregnancy. “Mia started coming over almost immediately after I returned home from the hospital,” …

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Victoria dog training recognized with BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation

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February 1, 2021

AnimalKind, the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program, has granted accreditation to the Langford company, making it the third in the region. K9HQ Doggy Daycare Plus joins SmartDog Training & Consulting and Ethical Canine Training and Behaviour Modification, expanding the community of accredited humane dog trainers for Greater Victoria residents. AnimalKind provides a trusted resource to help dog guardians find a skilled dog trainer who can help build a healthy and positive relationship with their dog …

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BC SPCA food bank partnership in Prince Rupert helps remote communities in Haida Gwaii

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January 6, 2021

The BC SPCA in Prince Rupert has partnered with the Greater Massett Food Bank to provide the food for those pet guardians in Haida Gwaii affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for remote communities in British Columbia due to the inaccessibility of resources as well as a need to protect …

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How Remley the dog gives back to his community

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January 1, 2021

You might call Remley, a dog-about-town. The border collie, who was adopted by Brian Borsoff and his wife, Shannon, in 2011 from the Burnaby SPCA, is a popular canine in his community. He quickly became the “face” of Borsoff’s autobody business shortly after his arrival. “Most people don’t come to see me. They always ask …

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How the BC SPCA’s Humane Education pivoted to virtual learning in 2020

December 30, 2020

If there was one word to best sum up the BC SPCA Humane Education’s experience in 2020, it would be pivot. “The learning curve was steep but our team of educators embraced technology and created some unique online programs this year,” said Paula Neuman, Manager of Humane Education. Within a month of the lockdown they …

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

December 28, 2020

Dear friends, 2020 has been a challenging year for British Columbians. As the COVID pandemic spread throughout our communities bringing so much uncertainty, the BC SPCA wondered how we would be able to continue serving the thousands of vulnerable animals who urgently needed our help. Our organization was declared an essential service in March and …

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Student donates shed to BC SPCA Surrey for food bank storage

December 23, 2020

The BC SPCA in Surrey is the proud recipient of a newly donated shed for food bank storage, thanks to grade 11 student, Aditi Kini. Kini received a $3000 grant through the Rising Youth program, an organization that supports community-driven initiatives. The only requirement of the grant was that the funds be allocated in a …

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