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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

BC SPCA announces $100K in funding for spay neuter grant program

February 22, 2018

February is spay/neuter awareness month and the BC SPCA is celebrating by announcing more than $100,000 in funding to help communities across the province address cat overpopulation. “This year’s funding is the largest amount that has been available through the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant program since its inception,” says BC SPCA outreach specialist …

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Adoption day: Handsome’s happy to go to his forever home

February 9, 2018

Warning: The following story contains graphic images His tail never stops wagging. Handsome, the emaciated mastiff rescued from a property in Hope in December, found tethered with a chain outside in freezing cold temperatures, was happy to go to his forever home Friday. Adopters Pat and son Nolan say the friendly gentle giant, who has …

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Event at Vancouver SPCA focuses on violence link

February 2, 2018

The BC SPCA co-hosted a public awareness event highlighting the link between domestic violence and abuse, also known as the violence link, Friday in Vancouver. Sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Animal Law Committee and the Young Lawyers Division, the event was held in support of the Atira …

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Comox SPCA seeks community’s help to fix 400 cats in four months

February 1, 2018

The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is making headway in addressing cat overpopulation in the region, but needs help from the community to achieve its goal of fixing 700 cats in the city of Courtenay and town of Comox. “With the help of generous funding from PetSmart Charities™ of Canada we have been …

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Tide is turning on cat overpopulation: Some gains but still work to be done

February 1, 2018

A new report on Cats in Canada shows that the cat overpopulation issue continues to challenge communities across Canada, including British Columbia. “The tide is turning, we are seeing shifting attitudes towards the value of cats in our communities, spay/neuter rates are going up and more cats are receiving permanent ID in the form of …

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Help make the vet as stress-free as possible for puppy

January 30, 2018

Time to take your puppy to the vet? The veterinarian’s office can be new and scary for a puppy – that’s why it’s important to help make his visits to the vet as positive as possible. “You want your puppy to feel comfortable going to the vet – it can be a scary place… we …

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Beautiful Bethany hopes for help and a home as a ‘tri-pawed’ pet

January 24, 2018

BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch staff are hoping the public can help a tortoiseshell kitten with a broken left front elbow. Bethany, a kitten not even a year old, came into BC SPCA care with the injury, which hadn’t healed properly. “When the leg was broken, Bethany wasn’t taken to the vet and the damage …

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Emergency pet preparedness is key when seconds count

January 24, 2018

The BC SPCA is encouraging the province’s pet guardians to remember to plan for their furry family members in the event of an emergency, such as wildfires, a flood or an earthquake. In the wake of the summer’s wildfires that ravaged much of the province, as well as a recent tsunami alert, it never hurts …

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Prince Rupert community cats find health and happiness thanks to BC SPCA grant

Wide eyed cat looking up into camera lens looking curious
January 24, 2018

In the parking lot of a Prince Rupert Home Hardware store, a well-known colony matriarch called Boots spent most of her short life repopulating her colony and taking care of others. Now, it’s her turn. Thanks to the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant, colony caretakers were able to trap and spay Boots and the …

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Bylaw, spay/neuter grant help Dawson Creek address cat overpopulation

January 22, 2018

Statistics from 2017 are showing that a cat bylaw and a PetSmart Charities™ of Canada spay/neuter grant program have had significant impact on cat overpopulation in the city of Dawson Creek. “Our shelter has seen a huge difference thanks to the grant. In 2015, 73 per cent of kittens coming into our care came from …

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