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Applications open as BC SPCA Spay/Neuter Grant Program celebrates 10th year

October 14, 2021

Applications are now open for the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter grant program. Now in its tenth year, the program provides grants to help B.C. communities reduce animal suffering by preventing pet overpopulation. The program is designed to help non-profit community organizations, veterinarians and regional and municipal governments implement targeted spay/neuter projects at a low …

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From fearful to fearless – Toad the dog leapfrogs into his safety zone

Australian shepherd seating
September 29, 2021

Toad was a reactive yet friendly dog when AnimalKind trainer Jane Koopman of In Partnership Dog Training first met the two-year-old Australian Shepherd last May. His guardian, Tiffany, reached out after being referred to Koopman by a veterinary behaviorist. Tiffany felt that Toad was anxious when walking in her new neighborhood and wanted to address …

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New peer-reviewed study from BC SPCA finds no increase in cat relinquishment following ban on declawing

September 13, 2021

A new study conducted by the BC SPCA in collaboration with external researchers finds that a declaw ban does not lead to increased feline shelter intake or euthanasia. In 2018, the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia announced a ban on feline declawing, a decision hailed by animal welfare organizations. “For two decades the BC …

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Top reads for dog guardians – An all-in-one resource for dog guardians

Australian shepherd looking at AnimalKind trainer
August 24, 2021

We love dogs, and so do you! Sharing your life with a dog might come with some challenges. Bringing a new dog home, separation anxiety, reactivity, excessive barking, finding the right trainer, etc., are all things dog guardians might experience at one point or another. Sometimes finding the right dog training information to help you …

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BC SPCA officers caring for animals behind fire evacuation lines in Monte Lake

August 11, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers are behind fire evacuation lines in Monte Lake caring for and feeding animals who are sheltering in place after flames spread through the community. “Our hearts go out to the residents of Monte Lake,” says Alex Schare, BC SPCA regional manager of cruelty investigations. “Thankfully it appears that many people …

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BC SPCA warns of unusual outbreaks of kennel cough in B.C. dog population

August 5, 2021

The BC SPCA is warning dog guardians to be aware of what appears to be an unusual strain of kennel cough showing up in the dog population in B.C. “We first started seeing cases in dogs coming into our facilities in July and began hearing of similar cases in the community, particularly in the Kamloops …

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The BC SPCA offers some helpful tips after several indoor cats have escaped

Curious wide eyed grey cat wearing collar with id looking into camera
August 4, 2021

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning and offering up some helpful tips after several indoor cats have escaped from homes during the summer months.  Additionally, cat guardians in high rise buildings need to be on alert to safeguard their pets after a number of cats have suffered injury or death after falling from balconies. …

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Dog on the road to recovery after suffering burns from wildfires

wildfire dog burn victim - Tonnerre
July 29, 2021

On July 22, BC SPCA special constable Alex Jay was assisting at Charlie’s Pet Food Bank, a weekly SPCA outreach program for pet guardians in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, when a man came in, desperately seeking help for his seven-year-old dog who had been burned in the Okanagan wildfires. The man had been working as a …

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What to do for your pet’s safety in an emergency

Cute puppy dog being held and cuddled by girl
July 26, 2021

It’s a pet guardian’s worst nightmare. Wildfires are encroaching your community and you have to evacuate your home immediately. So often people don’t think about their pet in an emergency situation until it’s too late, especially when you need to leave your home right away. The effect of a lost pet is obviously difficult for …

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BC SPCA accredited dog training now available in Thompson-Okanagan

July 5, 2021

Northern Noses Dog Training recently relocated from Fort St. James to Kamloops, becoming the only dog training company to hold BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation in the Thompson-Okanagan. The AnimalKind accreditation program recognizes companies committed to high animal welfare and provides information for dog guardians looking for skilled dog trainers who use science-based, humane training methods. Amy …

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