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Think and Thump to protect cats like Fievel this winter

Fievel
January 10, 2020

When it’s cold outside, cats like Fievel will try to find warmer places to seek shelter. This could include vehicles, particularly those that are recently parked and still warm. A cat or raccoon could easily find a decent amount of space in your bumper! This is exactly what happened to poor Fievel. She was found …

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Plan ahead for peace of mind: BC Pet Registry helps lost pets return home

January 9, 2020

A missing pet is a guardian’s worst nightmare, as your mind reels with all the dangers your furry friend faces away from your care. That’s how retired teacher Ray Furlotte felt when his orange tabby, Lily, managed to escape their home on a cold winter day. Furlotte worried that he might never see his beloved …

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Considering giving a pet as a gift? Make sure they want the animal you give

December 9, 2019

Giving a pet as a present may seem like a great idea this holiday season, but it’s important to make sure the person receiving the gift is ready for, and wants, the pet you plan to give. “It’s really important to make sure the person has the time for them, and to make sure the …

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Leaving dogs in cars: Avoid heat exhaustion and save lives

Sad dog left unattended in hot car
August 8, 2019

It only takes minutes to put your pet in a life-threatening situation when left in a vehicle on a warm or hot day.  Below are common concerns and tips to advocate for pet safety. How long is too long? Owners and caretakers may believe they’re doing their furry friend a favour when bringing them along …

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Tick-tock: No time like the present to check your pet for ticks

Husky dog walking off leash on a forest trail with a woman
July 23, 2019

It’s never too early to check your pet for ticks. After spending some time in the forest, BC SPCA manager of policy and outreach Amy Morris found three ticks on her dog, Clover. “I couldn’t believe I found three on her in such a short timeframe,” Morris says. “I think it highlights the fact that …

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Keep Spot from getting hot: Why it’s never cool to keep pets in a warm car

May 9, 2019

As temperatures rise across the province members of the public become increasingly concerned about pets being left in hot cars. The BC SPCA received hundreds of calls to rescue pets from hot vehicles in 2018 and is preparing for another busy summer. Owners and caretakers may believe they’re doing their furry friend a favour when …

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