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BC SPCA program helps prevent cat hoarding

January 13, 2020

Hoarding is a problem that exists in every community in Canada. The BC SPCA has been involved in a number of high-profile cruelty investigations over the years seizing or taking in surrendered animals from hoarders. These animals are often found suffering from parasites, emaciated, covered in urine and feces with emotional scars due to neglect. …

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How to help your animals during a wildfire emergency evacuation

January 10, 2020

Wildfire evacuations are a tough time for people and also of course, the animals they love and care for. Planning ahead is crucial  to making your emergency exit as efficient as possible. Prepare & Prep Register Your Pet: In the event you’re separated from your pet during an emergency evacuation, making sure your pet is …

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Think and Thump to protect cats like Fievel this winter

January 10, 2020

When it’s cold outside, cats like Fievel will try to find warmer places to seek shelter. This could include vehicles, particularly those that are recently parked and still warm. A cat or raccoon could easily find a decent amount of space in your bumper! This is exactly what happened to poor Fievel. She was found …

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Plan ahead for peace of mind: BC Pet Registry helps lost pets return home

January 9, 2020

A missing pet is a guardian’s worst nightmare, as your mind reels with all the dangers your furry friend faces away from your care. That’s how retired teacher Ray Furlotte felt when his orange tabby, Lily, managed to escape their home on a cold winter day. Furlotte worried that he might never see his beloved …

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3 pet care options for the frequent traveller

dog on suitcase
December 16, 2019

Travelling can be stressful for pets. Even though there are pet-friendly hotels available your pet may have a hard time adjusting to different environments and schedules while travelling. Your travel plans could also include visiting places where pets would not be allowed, such as museums, theatres or conference halls. Pets should not be left alone …

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4 steps to pet-proof your holiday tree this season

Cat in tree
December 13, 2019

Trees decorated with bright lights and ornaments are key part of many holiday celebrations. It’s important to protect pets from any holiday hazards and make sure everyone enjoys this annual tradition. These four tips can help pet guardians keep their furry friends safe from any accidents involving the tree. Consider an artificial tree Real trees …

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