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Applications open as BC SPCA Spay/Neuter Grant Program celebrates 10th year

October 14, 2021

Applications are now open for the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter grant program. Now in its tenth year, the program provides grants to help B.C. communities reduce animal suffering by preventing pet overpopulation. The program is designed to help non-profit community organizations, veterinarians and regional and municipal governments implement targeted spay/neuter projects at a low …

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From fearful to fearless – Toad the dog leapfrogs into his safety zone

Australian shepherd seating
September 29, 2021

Toad was a reactive yet friendly dog when AnimalKind trainer Jane Koopman of In Partnership Dog Training first met the two-year-old Australian Shepherd last May. His guardian, Tiffany, reached out after being referred to Koopman by a veterinary behaviorist. Tiffany felt that Toad was anxious when walking in her new neighborhood and wanted to address …

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New peer-reviewed study from BC SPCA finds no increase in cat relinquishment following ban on declawing

September 13, 2021

A new study conducted by the BC SPCA in collaboration with external researchers finds that a declaw ban does not lead to increased feline shelter intake or euthanasia. In 2018, the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia announced a ban on feline declawing, a decision hailed by animal welfare organizations. “For two decades the BC …

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