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News Category: Pet care, behaviour, prevention and education

How can I help animals across the province during wildfire evacuations?

August 21, 2018

Q: What is the BC SPCA’s role in the BC wildfires? A: The BC SPCA is currently working with the Provincial Emergency Social Services office and is ready to deploy Animal Protection Officers as needed. Our officers will assist animals that have been left behind due to evacuation notices. We also have staff and volunteers …

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Helping your pets in an air quality advisory

August 15, 2018

As air quality advisories come up across the province due to wildfires, it’s worth taking precautions to ensure our pets are as comfortable as humans are in the haze and summer heat. When air quality advisories are issued, many of the same warnings for humans tend to apply for cats, dogs and other animals. This …

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Salmon Arm completes spay/neuter grant funding in record time

August 15, 2018

In less than six months, all 350 subsidized spay/neuter surgeries made available to residents of Salmon Arm through a generous $62,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada, have been completed. “The first month we scheduled more than 120 surgeries and the project kept its momentum from then on,” says Victoria Olynik, manager at the BC …

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Planning ahead: how to help your animals during a wildfire evacuation

August 14, 2018

Wildfire evacuations can be a tough time not only for people, but for the animals they love and care for. That’s why planning ahead is crucial to making your exit as efficient as possible. Things that might be tougher to grab when we have to leave our homes in an instant, like your pet’s medical …

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How businesses can help with #NoHotPets

Smiling dog lying down indoors on the floor
August 8, 2018

Some businesses might be limited by municipal bylaws, but there are still opportunities to keep pets out of warm cars. If you are looking to become a pet-friendly business, be aware of any rules that might limit what you’re able to do before “em-bark-ing” on any changes. Give employees a gentle reminder. Make sure they …

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Why you shouldn’t break the glass of a hot vehicle if a dog is inside

August 8, 2018

As well-intentioned as people might be when they say they’d be willing to break a window to rescue a dog in a hot car, it’s best not to. Here’s why. Breaking the glass equals breaking the law There are actually very few places in North America where there are Good Samaritan laws to protect those …

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BC SPCA offers Vancouver homeowners a chance to win a paw-some catio!

August 7, 2018

Have you been thinking about building a catio in your backyard? This is the purr-fect time! Residents from the Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods in Vancouver are eligible to win a free catio! The BC SPCA is hosting a catio tour in the spring of 2019 in Vancouver and is looking for homeowners with cats …

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Reptiles as pets: Five common myths debunked

July 23, 2018

A swaying elephant. A feather-plucked parrot. A pacing tiger. For many exotic animals, the signs of poor welfare in captivity are easy to spot. But what about reptiles? How can we tell when a snake is suffering? Can a snake suffer? The traditional view Reptiles have long been regarded as simple animals with little capacity …

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