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National Pet Appreciation Week: Honouring Roger the cat

May 5, 2021

In honour of National Pet Appreciation Week, the BC SPCA is recognizing one of our own: Roger, the cat. Roger was the unofficial greeter at the BC SPCA in Vernon. Since he predates the existing shelter staff, his history is a bit of a mystery. However, Chelsea Taylor, Vernon & District’s manager, says it’s believed that Roger initially came to …

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Celebrate Specially-Abled Pet Day with these heartwarming tails

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May 3, 2021

May 3rd is National Specially-abled Pets Day. It’s a special day that shines a spotlight on amazing and brave pets with disabilities. The celebration is also an opportunity to encourage people about caring and adopting a specially-abled pet.   The heartwarming stories below from the BC SPCA community reflect that specially-abled pets have so much love to give, and most of the time, you’ll need to keep …

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Cookie and her Crumbs: a tail of a mother’s love from trauma to safety

May 1, 2021

When the BC SPCA took in 119 small dogs from a property near Fort Nelson in March, among them was a terrier mix later named Cookie who was rescued along with her seven puppies, now dubbed her ‘crumbs.’ At the time the SPCA provided grooming and nail trims for the dogs, many of whom were …

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BC SPCA’s Wild ARC hosts online auction to raise funds

April 30, 2021

An online silent auction will be held in support of the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) beginning this Saturday May 1 and running until May 15. The auction will feature 75 items, as well as dozens of mask sets, which have all been generously donated by animal lovers and businesses in the community, …

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Tla’amin Nation and BC SPCA sign agreement to solidify partnership

April 29, 2021

Tla’amin Nation and the BC SPCA Powell River have taken the next step in their partnership of trust and mutual interest for animal welfare with a recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Tla’amin community is located outside of the city of Powell River and their traditional territory consisted of numerous permanent and …

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Annie Jönsson, graphic design volunteer

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April 23, 2021

Back in 2017, Annie Jönsson wanted to combine her passion for both animals and graphic design. Volunteering for the BC SPCA seemed like the best way to do so.   “I love supporting a cause I really care about,” says Jönsson. “Unfortunately, we see and experience things every day that screams for our help. I am proud to volunteer …

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Paige Wards, volunteer, BC SPCA South Peace

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April 20, 2021

While Paige Wards only started volunteering with the BC SPCA in February 2021, Wendy Davies, manager of the BC SPCA South Peace location, says she’s already been an “invaluable asset” to the team.   “Paige is always willing to go above and beyond when caring for the animals, and helping out the staff,” says Davies. “Paige is wonderful at reading the room, …

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Food Bank Volunteers Jane Struthers and Carole Liggett

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April 18, 2021

The BC SPCA expanded their outreach food bank services at the start of the pandemic in order to help pet guardians in need, delivering over 75,648 kilograms and 55,791 cans of pet food.   Jane Struthers and Carole Liggett are just two of the many hard-working BC SPCA volunteers who helped the organization reach out to more than 33,000 …

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New BC SPCA membership offers stronger voice than ever before to help animals

April 15, 2021

Do you want to help end animal suffering in B.C.?  The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a membership drive to attract animal lovers who want to make a difference for domestic, farm and wild animals in need.   The BC SPCA recently passed a bylaw introducing a new one-member, …

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