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BC SPCA Spring Lottery closes Friday – 50/50 pot already over $700,000

May 11, 2022

Sales end May 13 at midnight for the BC SPCA’s spring Lottery for animals in need. One of the society’s biggest fundraisers, the spring Lottery has broken records again this year with the bonus 50/50 pot already more than $700,000 and climbing. Tickets are more than 90% sold. “This 50/50 pot could rise all the …

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Vancouver Island SPCA shelters rally to help 22 rabbits surrendered in Victoria

May 5, 2022

BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island are “hopping” on board to help 22 rabbits who were surrendered this week after their guardian was no longer able to care for them. “A member of the community came to us seeking help, and our staff have been working to ensure that all 22 bunnies receive the shelter, …

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BC SPCA seeks your help for 12 sixteen-year-old Himalayan cats

Himalayan cat coming out of cubby
April 29, 2022

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help 12 sixteen-year-old Himalayan cats who were brought to its Sea to Sky location. “Some of the cats are very emaciated,” says Krista Larson, manager, Sea to Sky BC SPCA. “They have skin infections due to the severe matting of their fur, fleas, ear mites and dental issues, …

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BC SPCA provides temporary home for animals displaced by Winters Hotel fire

April 13, 2022

The BC SPCA is reaching out to residents displaced by the devastating fire at the Winters Hotel in Gastown to offer free shelter for their pets until they are able to find alternate housing. “We can only imagine how difficult and upsetting this is for these residents, so we are here to help in any …

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B.C. government doubles the number of subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students

April 5, 2022

More B.C. veterinary students will be able to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus this August, following an announcement by the B.C. government to double its number of subsidized seats for the first time in more than a decade. For the past few years, the BC SPCA …

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BC SPCA applauds its dedicated volunteers

April 1, 2022

During National Volunteer Week, April 24-30, the BC SPCA is celebrating the nearly 4,000 talented, compassionate and dedicated individuals who have transformed the lives of British Columbia’s most vulnerable and at-risk animals. “Our volunteers are vital to every aspect of our work and success,” says Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA. “Even …

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Cat suffers broken leg after fall from balcony

March 24, 2022

The BC SPCA is urgently reminding pet guardians who live in high-rise buildings to protect their animals in response to a recent incident. Destiny, a beautiful, petite calico cat, broke her leg after tumbling off a balcony in January. She was brought to a veterinarian by a good Samaritan who found her. The veterinarian was …

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