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Behind the scenes of the Victoria Havanese dog rescue

April 18, 2018

The 45 Victoria Havanese dogs were living in tragic conditions and we are so thankful that someone took a moment to call the BC SPCA Cruelty Hotline to report their concerns. This led to an animal protection officer investigating the property and negotiating to have the dogs quickly surrendered into shelter care. The hotline, the …

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It takes a village: BC SPCA celebrates its dedicated volunteers

March 31, 2018

When the BC SPCA is mentioned, people often think of puppies and kittens, or adoptable animals. What they may not think about are the nearly 5,500 volunteers across the province who help the society carry out its life-saving work helping the province’s most vulnerable animals, every day. While dog walkers and cat care attendants are …

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Five easy actions to take for Earth Day

March 19, 2018

A gull tangled in discarded fishing line, unable to fly. A skunk stuck in a plastic jar, slowly starving to death. “These are not just theoretical examples,” says Meghann Cant, BC SPCA animal welfare educator. “These are the sorts of distressing cases that wildlife rehabilitation centres see all the time.” The sad reality is, whether …

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Great horned owl at BC SPCA Wild ARC needs help to fly free again

March 12, 2018

Staff at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) on Vancouver Island are hoping the public can help a Great horned owl who needs some help from her animal-loving friends. Rescued by a Good Samaritan, the owl was underweight and had problems with one of her eyes. “She was very skinny – the problems with …

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BC SPCA lottery for animals in need is back and bigger than ever

March 1, 2018

Buying a lottery ticket can help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping abused, neglected and injured animals and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 BC SPCA Lottery for …

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