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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

Indoor winter workouts for your pet

November 28, 2018

It can be a challenge to make sure your pet is getting the exercise they need to stay healthy in cooler temperatures — especially if some situations don’t allow you and your four-legged friend to go outside. “You’d be surprised at how much activity your pet can get indoors,” says Karen van Haaften, BC SPCA …

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Why senior animals make great pets

November 22, 2018

It’s common for older pets to get overlooked at shelters with kittens and puppies also hoping for their forever homes. Cats and dogs are considered “senior” or “mature” at around the age of seven. “Often what we’ll see in the shelters is these young little puppies and kittens coming in, and everybody runs to them,” …

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Keep your home pet-safe for the holidays

November 22, 2018

It’s a festive time of year for humans, but it can be a tricky time for the animals in our lives. Whether it’s décor, plants, or the hustle and bustle at home, there are certain things guardians need to be aware of when celebrating the ‘howliday’ season. “No one wants their furry family members to …

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Winter wisdom: think and thump!

Stray cat lying on the pavement cold from the snow
November 9, 2018

It’s a quick gesture drivers can do to help animals during chillier days:  think and thump before you drive. When it’s cold outside, animals like cats and wildlife will try to find warmer places to seek shelter. This could include vehicles, particularly those that are warm. “Taking a few moments to thump on the hood …

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How to keep your pets safe in colder weather conditions

November 1, 2018

As the weather becomes colder across the province, the BC SPCA is reminding pet guardians not to forget their furry family members during the chilliest months of the year. For instance, when walking your dog, guardians might want to watch for the salt or sand used to make driving and walking safer for humans. “When …

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City of Maple Ridge assists with spay and neuter program for low-income residents

October 30, 2018

The City of Maple Ridge is renewing their commitment to assist the BC SPCA’s Maple Ridge Branch with resources for the SPCA’s cat spay and neuter program over the next two years. “With this generous funding from the city we are able to resume our low-income program for residents of Maple Ridge, and Katie’s Place …

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4 Ways to keep community cats safe this winter

October 16, 2018

It’s Global Cat Day, and with winter just around the corner, community cats could use a helping hand. Even though stray and community cats feel at home outside, they can struggle through the winter months to find enough food, water and shelter. If you are feeding an unsocialized outdoor cat, here are some steps you …

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