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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Drive safe tips for summer trips from ICBC and the BC SPCA

Dog With Sticking Out Tongue Sitting In A Car Seat
June 21, 2018

According to a recent survey of ICBC’s customers, 40 per cent of pet guardians plan to bring their pet on a road trip this summer. With only half of guardians saying they own a vehicle restraint or safety device for their pet, ICBC and the BC SPCA are urging drivers to drive smart and consider …

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Hot pets are not cool: BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

June 18, 2018

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe. Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes “People don’t realize just how quickly their cars …

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Plan ahead for peace of mind: BC Pet Registry helps lost pets return home

June 1, 2018

A missing pet is a guardian’s worst nightmare, as your mind reels with all the dangers your furry friend faces away from your care. That’s how retired teacher Ray Furlotte felt when his orange tabby, Lily, managed to escape their home on a cold winter day. Furlotte worried that he might never see his beloved …

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10 Essential travel tips for pets

Dog with girl in car on family camping vacation
May 29, 2018

With summer approaching, vacation planning is in full swing. For many pet lovers, those plans include their four-legged family members. But have you considered the special preparations you’ll need to keep your pets safe and happy on the road? Before you leave: Ensure your pet’s identification (tattoo, microchip) are up to date and registered. The …

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BC SPCA applauds decision to implement ban on cat declawing

Cat high fiving woman
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA applauds the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia on the implementation of a new mandatory standard of practice to ban the practice of declawing cats unless it is necessary as an appropriate medical therapy. “For nearly two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, …

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BC SPCA distributes more than $100,000 across B.C. to address cat overpopulation

Feral mother cat nursing her kitten litter outdoors
April 30, 2018

Community cats and animals on First Nations reserves are on the road to better lives thanks to the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant program. With the largest amount of funding available since the program’s inception six years ago, the BC SPCA is happy to announce the twenty grant recipients selected to address pet …

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BC SPCA urges Comox and Courtenay residents to get cats fixed for free before program ends

April 24, 2018

In early March, a thin looking, pregnant cat was found hanging around an apartment complex in Courtenay. A Good Samaritan took the cat in for the night and that same evening the cat had her kittens. The following day, they were brought to the SPCA and the cat was able to receive the medical care …

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