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Budget-friendly catios

BC SPCA Catio tour 2019
March 27, 2023

Have you ever experienced “catio-envy”? It’s the feeling you get when you scroll through images of custom-built luxury catios and realize that they’re simply out of reach for your budget and your backyard. Cat patios, called catios, are a great way to provide safe outdoor access for cats. However, as much as we’d like to, …

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BC SPCA applauds B.C. government’s announcement on veterinary student funding

Veterinarian at clinic is examining a cute kitten
March 24, 2023

The BC SPCA is applauding the B.C. government’s announcement of permanent funding towards 20 new subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Last April, the government announced that it was investing nearly $10.7 million to increase the number of subsidized seats from …

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Dog trainer hopes to inspire pet parents after receiving BC SPCA accreditation

Fluff in the Forest dog-trainer: Kaeli Grotz with sheltie Freya on trail
March 7, 2023

Lower Mainland company Fluff in the Forest Dog Training has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation. Owner and trainer Kaeli Grotz wants to use the opportunity to inspire pet parents to consider their animal’s welfare when choosing a dog trainer. Grotz has always been passionate about helping people learn, including in her former career training people …

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) found in Courtenay, B.C.

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
February 13, 2023

On February 10, 2023, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) was confirmed following a mass mortality event of feral rabbits in Courtenay, B.C. Staff at the BC SPCA Comox Animal Centre kindly volunteered to collect specimens for submission to the Ministry of Forests. This is the first time since 2019 the virus has been found in British …

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