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Good things come in small packages: How to interact with small animals

May 12, 2022

People confident in their cat and dog handling abilities might find themselves feeling a little less self-assured around animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats or mice. “When you’re interacting with small animals, it’s important to consider their needs and feelings, just like you would with a dog or a cat,” says Meghann Cant, …

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Working for the safe future of pet services in B.C.

dog in crate-pet services standards
May 9, 2022

The public comment period is now closed. Thanks to the thousands of British Columbians who shared their feedback and are helping shape a safe future for the industry! UPDATE June 2023: Visit the BC SPCA AnimalKind website to see the voluntary AnimalKind Companion Animal Services Standards (PDF) and access the comprehensive resources for pet guardians …

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How to create a catio-friendly outdoor tunnel that your cat will love

Catio cat
March 16, 2022

You’ve created your catio, and your cat adores it. After all, catios provide enrichment, fresh air, and the stimulation of nature as well as ensures safety for your cat from the outdoors while protecting wildlife too. Why wouldn’t they like it? As the kind-hearted and creative pet guardian you are, you now might be wondering …

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3 easy DIY toys to make for your cat

Playful grey and white cat reaching for toy from cat perch post
March 16, 2022

DIY cat toys are a purrfect way to explore your creativity while also making a toy that can enrich your cat’s day. DIY cat toys are also cost-effective, especially if your kitty has a habit of destroying or losing store-bought toys. Not to mention it’s a great way to make your cat’s play time a more personal experience, knowing that you are partly responsible for …

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BC SPCA to increase access to affordable veterinary care with PetSmart Charities® grant

February 28, 2022

The BC SPCA has received a $125,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada to help improve access to veterinary care in under-resourced communities. “We know that there are so many loving pet guardians who want to provide the best care they can for their animals, but who may be struggling financially,” says Trevor Harvey, senior …

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