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Success combatting cat overpopulation in Dawson Creek inspires neighbouring community

Cute ginger coloured cat looking sleepy lying head down onto blanket
June 29, 2018

On the heels of a game-changing spay and neuter program in the city of Dawson Creek, the town of Pouce Coupe has joined the fight against cat overpopulation. “After noticing the incredible results we were able to achieve in Dawson Creek, the town of Pouce Coupe got in touch with us and provided $5,000 to …

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House cat takes a ride outside – why it’s a good idea to sign up for the BC Pet Registry

June 28, 2018

While some felines make plans for cat naps and playtime, one cat in Richmond had some other ideas earlier this month. Lily is typically an indoor cat, but managed to make her grand escape and hitch a ride in the bumper of a car in Richmond. The owner of the car drove to various locations …

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BC SPCA applauds decision to implement ban on cat declawing

Cat high fiving woman
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA applauds the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia on the implementation of a new mandatory standard of practice to ban the practice of declawing cats unless it is necessary as an appropriate medical therapy. “For nearly two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, …

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Found some kittens? Here is what you should do

Kittens black and white
April 24, 2018

Got kittens? It’s kitten season in British Columbia, and while the tiny furballs can be unbelievably adorable, there’s more to consider than the cuteness factor if you find some on their own. “Spring through early fall is kitten season, since cats are seasonal breeders,” says veterinarian and BC SPCA senior manager of animal health Dr. …

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Lickety-split: How to teach your dog to stop licking people

March 1, 2018

Does your dog like to lick people? If so, you or others may not necessarily like the licking. You can help teach your pet what behaviours are wanted and unwanted – such as licking – with your own behaviour, says animal behaviour consultant Chirag Patel. “Your dog doesn’t understand ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – he just …

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