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The BC SPCA is recruiting new foster volunteers across the province

July 14, 2021

As we head into the summer months, the BC SPCA is seeking new foster volunteers across the province, particularly on Vancouver Island, the Okanagan/Kootenay Region, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, and the Northern region. “Foster volunteers provide thousands of vulnerable animals with care, support and, more importantly, a place to thrive and recover every time …

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Seabird Island Band partners with BC SPCA in Chilliwack to provide community members low-cost spay/neuter

July 8, 2021

The BC SPCA in Chilliwack is hosting its third Spay It Forward event on July 10th in partnership with Seabird Island Band, a member of the Sto:lo Nation. The initiative began when Seabird Island Band approached the BC SPCA with the goal of expanding animal services for members of the community. The Band recently started …

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The BC SPCA launches interactive campaign in Kamloops to create awareness of unwanted cats

June 23, 2021

The BC SPCA is launching an interactive awareness campaign called ‘(Un)wanted’ for Kamloops residents to learn about the cat overpopulation in their community. As part of the initiative, ‘(Un)wanted’ posters will be posted in the Brocklehurst, North Shore and Downtown neighbourhoods starting today, and continuing for the next three weeks.   This new campaign is …

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The BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to bring camp to your kids

June 22, 2021

No matter where you live in the province, the BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to bring summer camp to your kids. BC SPCA Camp@Home was developed to reach young people from 5-16 years wherever they live with a unique brand of animal-centred fun. Camp events will offer something for everyone, and with programs staying …

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SPCA offers variety of programs to help Surrey animals and their guardians

June 14, 2021

As B.C. communities begin to move forward from COVID challenges, the BC SPCA in Surrey is continuing to reach out to those who need a little extra support in caring for their pets.  “This has been a tough time for so many people and we know that many pet guardians are still struggling to ensure …

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BC SPCA receives grant from Prince George Community Foundation to expand pet food bank outreach

June 7, 2021

The BC SPCA Prince George Community Animal Centre has received a grant from the Prince George Community Foundation to expand its pet food bank outreach efforts in order to ensure no pets in the community go hungry. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the BC SPCA in Prince George has increased their outreach services and partnerships. …

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BC SPCA launches low-income spay neuter pilot-program in Kamloops to begin addressing cat overpopulation

May 17, 2021

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is launching a low income spay/neuter pilot-program to address cat overpopulation in the city. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years,” says Ashley …

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Sooke dog trainer receives BC SPCA accreditation

May 11, 2021

Hanging With Hounds, a dog-training company that recently moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, is being recognized for its commitment to high animal welfare through the BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation program. They are now one of four AnimalKind-accredited dog-training companies in the Capital region. Sharon Labossiere, owner and trainer at Hanging With Hounds, welcomes the …

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Raven needs your help after being diagnosed with unique medical disorder

May 6, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Raven a new lease on life. The four-month-old German Shepherd puppy was recently surrendered to the BC SPCA location in Nanaimo with a unique medical disorder called Megaesophagus. This condition means that her esophagus, the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach, is enlarged and …

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