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You’re invited! Open house highlights successful first year for Penticton Veterinary Hospital

July 6, 2016

What better occasion to celebrate than an anniversary? Now celebrating one year in the community, the BC SPCA Penticton Veterinary Hospital is hosting an open house this Friday, July 8, to highlight the momentous milestone. “Everyone is invited! Come and join us for a day of festive fun while we celebrate!” says Dr. Michael Tigchelaar, …

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Want to live long and pawspurr? Watch more cat videos!

June 1, 2016

Cat videos are no longer just a guilty pleasure, at least according to science. Research shows that watching the antics of our feline friends online does more than just entertain us. Cat videos help to dispel negative emotions like anxiety and annoyance and enhance positive feelings such as happiness and contentment. “Basically, the research confirms …

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BC SPCA Good Shepherd Barn highlights animal lovers’ philanthropy

December 9, 2015

Surrey residents Avril Shepherd and Bruce Burley have pledged $100,000 to the BC SPCA to set up a living legacy /endowment fund in honour of family members and life-long animal lovers Denis and Dorene Shepherd. The funds will provide life-saving support for horses and farm animals cared for at the large-animal seizure facility at the …

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BC SPCA Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic celebrates an exceptional decade

October 30, 2015

It has been a decade since the BC SPCA opened its low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Prince George, and in that time, nearly 30,000 sterilization surgeries have been performed on publicly owned animals as well as animals going through the BC SPCA shelter system. The clinic has played a major role in the fight to end …

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BC SPCA officially opens new Recovery & Adoption Centre for abused farm animals

October 14, 2015

Government and community representatives joined BC SPCA staff and volunteers on Oct. 14 to officially open the BC SPCA’s new Recovery & Adoption Barn in Kelowna, which will temporarily house horses and farm animals rescued from abusive or neglectful situations in the Okanagan region. The new 2,500-square-foot facility, located adjacent to the existing BC SPCA …

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Being awesome is awesome: Vancouver SPCA recognized with award

December 2, 2014

It’s official. We’re awesome.   The Vancouver BC SPCA Branch has been voted Vancouver’s Most Awesome Animal Welfare Organization in 2014, honoured by Vancouverites from all corners of this stunningly beautiful West Coast city who read the local, award-winning blog Vancouver Is Awesome. From Most Awesome Building Manager (John Davis) to Most Awesome Good Will …

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Campbell River SPCA marks official opening of new centre on Oct. 15

October 7, 2014

The BC SPCA is excited to announce the official opening of its new Community Animal Centre in Campbell River. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new centre, located at 891 13th Avenue, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. with BC SPCA president Marylee Davies, BC SPCA CEO Craig Daniell, Campbell River Mayor …

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BC SPCA supports a review of dangerous dog legislation to close gaps

July 30, 2013

The BC SPCA has reached out to the B.C. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to support a review of Section 49 of the Community Charter, entitled special powers in relation to dangerous dogs. The BC SPCA feels it is important to provide a voice to dogs around the province who have been confined …

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BC SPCA’s Maple Ridge facility turns green into gold

July 2, 2013

The BC SPCA’s Community Animal Centre in Maple Ridge has become Canada’s first gold level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited animal shelter. This groundbreaking project, created in partnership with the District of Maple Ridge, provides a model for other sustainable shelters across the country. “It’s a major accomplishment for the BC SPCA …

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BC SPCA receives accreditation status from Imagine Canada

June 20, 2013

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is now among the elite group of Canadian organizations to be accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and nonprofits. Imagine Canada announced this week that the BC SPCA had received accreditation status through its Standards Program, a Canada-wide set …

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