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Animal abandonment on the rise in B.C.’s North Peace region

May 25, 2016

They were left to fend for themselves, next to an open carrier and a dish of water, near a local dog park just before the Victoria Day long weekend. Luckily, a Good Samaritan out for a stroll noticed the abandoned cat with eight tiny, four-week-old kittens, due to the attention they were getting from several …

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Sunshine Coast SPCA hosts info sessions for adopters interested in toy Yorkies

May 4, 2016

Several toy Yorkshire terriers will be available for adoption at the Sunshine Coast SPCA, following a cruelty investigation and seizure in early April. Kept in small crates and cages, the 11 tiny dogs will need loving homes and a lot of love and patience, says BC SPCA Sunshine Coast Branch manager Cindy Krapiec. “When they …

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Matted, wounded cat in Quesnel a reminder about proper pet care

February 2, 2016

A stray cat who recently came into the care of the Quesnel SPCA with several wounds is a good reminder about proper pet grooming. Augustus, found outside a business in downtown Quesnel, covered in mats and dirt, with four wounds on his body. The senior feline, estimated to be about 15 years old, is thought …

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Smelly dog, smelly dog: What to do if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk

February 1, 2016

It happens to dogs everywhere. The door opens, an enthusiastic canine runs outside before the leash goes on, he encounters a skunk, and a thoroughly smelly situation ensues. So what do you do if your four-legged family member gets a face full of skunk spray? “It’s pretty common for a dog to get skunked – …

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Together, we can end overpopulation: Think spay/neuter this February

February 1, 2016

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all British Columbians to take action to help end pet overpopulation throughout the province. “The BC SPCA and many others – including veterinarians, rescue groups, cat coalitions, municipal governments and First Nations – are working to address the overpopulation issue, and have experienced …

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BC SPCA supports Burnaby couple’s e-petition to ban shock collars in Canada

December 17, 2015

A Burnaby couple is using a new online option to petition the federal government for a nation-wide ban on electric shock collars – a move supported by the BC SPCA. Gwendy and Alfie Williams are the first in Canada to use the Parliament of Canada’s new electronic petition, or e-petition, to call upon the federal …

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City of Duncan develops new animal regulations for a humane community

November 18, 2015

The City of Duncan’s mayor and council voted to pass a new animal regulation bylaw on Monday that heralds a new, more humane era for the community. The bylaw is based on recommendations from the BC SPCA, Coastal Animal Services, and the city’s bylaw enforcement officer. The bylaw update embodies the City of Duncan’s vision …

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BC SPCA applauds move by College of Veterinarians to ban ear cropping

October 27, 2015

The BC SPCA is applauding an announcement by the College of Veterinarians of B.C. (CVBC) that cosmetic ear cropping procedures on dogs will no longer be considered an acceptable practice for its members. “For nearly two decades, the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as tail docking, ear cropping, devocalization and declawing …

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First Nations, Mobile Vet and BC SPCA come together to combat pet overpopulation

October 7, 2015

A First Nations Community, a mobile veterinary business and the BC SPCA are all working together to tackle pet overpopulation in the Cariboo region of the province. Cariboo Country Mobile Veterinary Services (CCMVS) and the Ulkatcho First Nation, with help from a BC SPCA grant, have just completed an ambitious plan to spay and neuter …

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Resource guarding is natural for dogs: Help prevent it with training tips

September 30, 2015

Dog guardians may have noticed that sometimes, their four-legged friend growls when he’s approached while eating, or when a toy gets taken away. But canines are born with the instinct to guard their resources, says Sarah Pennington, who owns and operates Yaletown Dog Training in Vancouver. “Dogs are born with an innate desire to keep …

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