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Listen to your cat: Popular Tip Tuesday video shares valuable pet handling advice

July 8, 2015

Cat videos are popular online, and the BC SPCA’s Tip Tuesday videos, featured every Tuesday on Facebook, are no exception. Since the weekly videos launched in January, the segments featuring cats garner more views, likes and shares than any other. One of the most popular with viewers to date is the Tip Tuesday video about …

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Death of puppy prompts BC SPCA to urge Victoria-area dog guardians to vaccinate their pets

June 19, 2015

The BC SPCA is warning Victoria-area dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against both canine distemper virus and parvovirus after investigating the death of a puppy that lived in Victoria. The puppy, believed to have originated from the Central Saanich area, had previously been taken to a Vets for Pets clinic at Our …

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New B.C. pet registry helps furry family members find their way home

Bichon Frise being scanned for a microchip
May 6, 2015

Many pets without any form of permanent identification such as a microchip implant are never reunited with their human families, but the BC SPCA hopes to change that with an innovative new provincial pet identification registry to link missing companion animals with their anxious guardians. “We’ve created a first for British Columbia – a centralized …

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Feeling feline: Survey shows that people value community cats

March 25, 2015

The results of a recent U.S. survey suggest B.C. may well be on the right track when it comes to dealing with outdoor-living cats. The U.S. national survey, commissioned by the Best Friends Animal Society late last year, reveals overwhelming support for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method of managing populations of unowned, free-roaming “community” cats. A …

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Singer Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato donate pet treats for BC SPCA outreach programs

December 18, 2014

Pets of low-income guardians in the Downtown Eastside got an early Christmas present on Dec. 18 when Canadian singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, donated a generous supply of DOG for DOG treats to Charlie’s Food Bank, the weekly pet food bank run by the BC SPCA. Charlie’s, which operates out of the …

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BC SPCA hopes public can help identify duffel bag, dog found in water

December 12, 2014

WARNING: Graphic content below The BC SPCA is looking for information on how a deceased dog in a duffel bag came to be in the water near Ogden point in Victoria today. Victoria Animal Control attended the call and found a deceased, short-haired white dog in the bag, floating in the water. Before starting a …

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Disturbing fur farm footage heightens public awareness of industry

October 30, 2014

Horrifying footage from several Canadian fur farms – including mink farms in British Columbia – was released today by the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA). Experts who have seen the footage describe it as disturbing, noting the often-filthy living conditions, the tiny cages the animals live in, and stereotypic behaviours such as …

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Tortoise found in Burnaby shows why owning exotic pets is not a good idea

September 5, 2014

Slow and steady may win the race when it’s a tale of tortoise vs. hare, but when it comes to owning exotic pets who aren’t native to B.C., there are no winners. Eddie, an African spurred tortoise recently found near Simon Fraser University, came into the care of the Burnaby SPCA when a Good Samaritan …

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The BC SPCA’s Hide, Perch & Go™ box wins international award

January 7, 2014

The BC SPCA has won a prestigious animal welfare award for its Hide, Perch & Go™ box from International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) of the UK. The award is for innovation of a cat welfare product from the non-profit sector, the first such award given. “The BC SPCA’s Hide, Perch & Go …

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Burnaby stray kitty reunited with California guardians thanks to microchip

November 19, 2013

The cat came back. But it wasn’t the very next day. It took several weeks but thanks to microchip pet identification technology, Darcey, a black and white cat hailing from Brookdale, California (a little south of San Jose), has been happily reunited with her guardians, several weeks after she went missing in Burnaby. Glenn and …

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