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Mom and son finish 115 kilometres walk to raise money for new solar panel roof at SPCA in Sechelt

March 26, 2021

Updated: March 26, 2021 On March 14th, Megan Kelso and her ten-year-old son, Cody, set off on a four-day walk from Gibsons to Powell River, B.C., all in the name of the environment and animals. The goal of their 115 kilometres journey was to raise $20,000 for a new solar roof for the Sunshine Coast …

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The BC SPCA in Kelowna kicks off Easter with fun baskets for kids

easter basket
March 15, 2021

**UPDATE** Online sales sold out but limited quantity available to purchase Saturday, April 3 – 10:00 to 4:00 at Orthoquest, 1015 Richter St., Kelowna With Easter around the corner, the BC SPCA in Kelowna is “hopping” to make it a little extra special for kids this year with some special baskets. Geared for kids aged …

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BC SPCA gifted with 200 stuffies by anonymous donor

burnaby stuffies
March 12, 2021

The BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre recently received a pleasant surprise in the form of 200 stuffies, all of which were donated by an anonymous donor. The shelter distributed them to several BC SPCA locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby. As part of their ongoing outreach service program, the BC SPCA in Burnaby provided the stuffies to their North Burnaby Neighbourhood House partner. Over …

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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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