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Only two weeks left! Don’t wait to enter and vote in the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus contest

August 15, 2019

From brightly coloured bluebirds to intense looks from an Arctic fox, entrants are stunning us once again with their photo submissions to the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest, which is open for entries until until midnight Aug. 31. Enter or vote today   If you’re not snapping pictures, you can also participate by voting. This …

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BC SPCA photo contest captures the beauty of local wildlife

July 2, 2019

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until Aug. 31. Enter or vote “Wildlife-In-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals that live in …

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Local heroes get locked in to help animals in need

June 16, 2019

Notable local professionals are going behind bars in communities across B.C. to help neglected, homeless and suffering animals. Lock-In for Love events will take place at various SPCA branches and participants will be locked inside dog kennels with a furry friend until they meet their fundraising goal. “Lock-In for Love is a fundraiser that’s also fun …

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It’s not a patio – it’s a catio! Join the first Vancouver Catio Tour

Catio cat
June 5, 2019

Catios are the latest trend to keep cats safe and happy. These outdoor enclosures have become increasingly popular in Portland, Seattle, and other communities across North America. Now, the catio trend has reached Vancouver. The first BC SPCA Vancouver Catio Tour will provide an opportunity for the public to see unique catios up close and …

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Register for Paws for a Cause and help animals in need

Paws for a Cause
June 3, 2019

Registration is now open for the BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®. Benefit from an early bird rate before June 30 using discount code HURRY. There will be walk events held in the following locations: Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) Fraser Valley (Chilliwack) Surrey Tri-Cities Okanagan (Vernon) Okanagan (Kelowna) Victoria Sunshine …

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Help homeless animals in need at the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Pints & Paws event

May 15, 2019

Join us for a fun night out in support of homeless animals in our community. The BC SPCA’s Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre presents its annual pub night, Pints & Paws, on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the John B Neighbourhood Pub, 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam. Tickets are $25 each, and include …

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BC SPCA officially opens new Community Animal Centre in Kamloops & District

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops
April 5, 2019

BC SPCA officials and local dignitaries gathered on April 5 to officially open a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in Kamloops to care for the region’s most vulnerable animals. The new centre is located on a 2.2-acre property across from the Kamloops Airport at 2816 Tranquille Road. The $6.5 million, 10,500-square-foot facility was funded through …

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BC SPCA holds unique event for animal-care professionals

ABSS dog training session
April 2, 2019

The 2nd annual BC SPCA Animal Behaviour Science Symposium (ABSS) is an opportunity for animal-care professionals to share their knowledge, hone their skills, and work together to improve the lives of animals. The event provides veterinarians, animal trainers, and animal welfare professionals with access to cutting-edge, evidence-based information about training, behavioural modification, and behavioural medicine. …

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Think wild: Get behind the scenes at BC SPCA Wild ARC’s Open House

March 6, 2019

Ever wondered what happens to wildlife that gets into trouble in our urban and rural communities? Don’t miss a fascinating opportunity to come behind the scenes and tour Wild ARC, the BC SPCA’s wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin, just outside of Victoria. The Wild ARC facility is normally restricted to staff and volunteers as they …

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