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Speak up for animal protection updates to the Criminal Code

May 1, 2017

A recent petition urges the Government of Canada to make long overdue changes in protecting animals – and by signing, you can become another voice for vulnerable animals all across Canada. The e-petition reaches out to animal lovers across the country to voice their concerns over the current animal cruelty protection provisions in the Criminal …

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Tell Canada to adopt Dr. Temple Grandin’s guidelines for the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

March 15, 2017

Killing animals for food is hard for many Canadians to think about. With around 700 million animals transported to slaughter facilities each year, animal welfare is crucial. From being unloaded from trucks, to handled in the pre-slaughter area, it is important to have adequate regulation and monitoring. The Canadian government has proposed new laws, and …

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Legislation strengthens animal welfare protection

February 27, 2017

The BC SPCA applauds the Government of British Columbia’s move to target irresponsible dog and cat breeders throughout the province. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, the legislation will, if passed, provide a framework for the licensing and/or registration of commercial breeders of cats and dogs. “We are thrilled to see the provincial government take …

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Have you thanked your vet for supporting a ban on tail docking?

December 1, 2016

B.C.’s veterinarians are showing how much they support the humane treatment of animals. The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) recently voted to ban cosmetic tail docking, offering a unique opportunity for British Columbians: let your local vet know how much you support the move. The province-wide ban, which follows a vote last year …

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A guide to helping outdoor animals

November 1, 2016

Concerned about a neighbour’s dog or cat that you see outside? Maybe the animal is tied up, or doesn’t have a place to hide from the rain? You’re not alone. Last year, BC SPCA Animal Protection Officers (APOs) responded to 573 calls about tethered animals, and another 725 calls about animals not having any shelter. …

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Helping homeless animals: Applications now being accepted for BC SPCA grant

November 1, 2016

Pirate was born into a community cat colony with just one eye. Smaller than her littermates and not getting the proper nutrition, she got the help she needed thanks to a BC SPCA grant. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant was paramount in addressing cat overpopulation in our community,” says Tristin Zimmer, administrator of …

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Fix your cat for free in Cranbrook: Last chance to take advantage of grant

October 26, 2016

It was a rainy October morning when a tiny, four-week-old kitten was spotted, wet, muddy, and huddling against a building for warmth. She is one of the community cats in Cranbrook’s cat colonies. Fortunately, she was scooped up by BC SPCA staff and brought into a warm foster home. She is one of the lucky …

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Community cats find hope through BC SPCA Kamloops TNR Program

October 16, 2016

In honour of National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16, the BC SPCA is recognizing the many volunteers and staff dedicated to reducing overpopulation across B.C.  A great example of this can be found at the Kamloops Branch, where there is a small but mighty team of devoted colony caretakers.  As recipients of the BC …

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