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Generosity in Action: Offleashed Goes Virtual

October 27, 2020

This year’s Offleashed celebration on Friday, October 23rd was virtually and literally a great success. Hundreds of BC SPCA supporters from around the province registered for Offleashed, which had a different look this year: it took place online. Even though they couldn’t gather as usual, animal lovers still came together to raise funds and make …

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BC SPCA announces winners of 2020 Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest

black bears
September 17, 2020

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 12th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments. The People’s Choice Award was determined as a result of …

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BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need announces its largest ever 50/50 draw

bc spca 5050 lottery
August 14, 2020

The popular BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need is back with a 50/50 pot of up to $600,000! Buying a 50/50 ticket for the new lottery will not only give you the chance to take home up to $300,000 but will also help B.C.’s abused, neglected and injured animals. Earlier this year, the BC …

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300 animals find homes during SPCA adoption promotion

March 30, 2020

The BC SPCA’s half-price adoption promotion last week resulted in new loving homes for 300 animals – ranging from cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, birds, small animals and farm animals. “We are so grateful to members of the public who came forward to adopt,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA. “Not …

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How one family fell head over tails in love with their new best friend

Seguin family
October 30, 2019

Maureen Seguin and her family had been visiting their local BC SPCA branch every week in hopes of finding the right pet for their busy household. That’s when staff told them about an upcoming event called Fall Head Over Tails in Love. For one day, adoption fees and BC Pet Registry fees would be 50 …

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Offleashed Gala raises $778K to fight animal cruelty

Offleashed Gala 2019
October 28, 2019

Vancouver animal lovers came together on Oct. 25 for an inspiring evening to help the province’s most vulnerable and at-risk animals. Guests at the BC SPCA’s Offleashed Gala, now in its fifth year, raised $778,000 for the more than 47,000 abused and homeless animals rescued by the BC SPCA each year. The total included $240,000 …

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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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