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BC SPCA offers tips for safe summer travelling with your pet

July 10, 2020

Summer vacation planning is in full swing, and with international travel on hold, many British Columbians are opting for road trips closer to home. If your plans include your four-legged family members, the BC SPCA offers these tips for travelling safely with your pet. Before you leave Ensure your pet’s identification (tattoo, microchip) are up …

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Return of missing cat highlights importance of pet identification

milly with river
July 6, 2020

There was a happy ending, including a birthday wish come true, for a cat named Milly who recently went missing from her family home in Kimberley, B.C. Shannon Magee and her family adopted Milly from the BC SPCA five years ago, along with another cat named Shelby. Both cats were microchipped at the time of …

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Take the BC SPCA’s No Hot Pets pledge to keep pets safe this summer

June 29, 2020

Each year, the BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls to rescue animals who have been left inside vehicles on hot days. “We know that people love their pets and would never knowingly put them in danger, but many pet guardians are just unaware of how quickly their pets can suffer when left in a vehicle …

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Tick-tock: No time like the present to check your pet for ticks

Husky dog walking off leash on a forest trail with a woman
May 11, 2020

As the Spring weather gets warmer, more and more people are enjoying walks and hikes with their pets. But BC SPCA senior manager of animal health, Dr. Emilia Gordon, cautions pet guardians that there may be some pesky parasites, such as ticks and fleas, lurking outdoors this time of year. “While not all ticks carry …

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