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Donations for the BC SPCA’s pet food bank program down across the province

May 23, 2024

It is another presumed symptom of the higher cost of living in British Columbia. The BC SPCA has seen an ongoing decrease in the number of donations of pet food and supplies coming into their animal centres since January 2024. “Across the province we have seen less pet food donations coming into our centres,” says …

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Emaciated dachshund found trapped in carrier rescued by Good Samaritan

April 24, 2024

The starved dachshund was found by a Good Samaritan who was driving his truck to get to mountain bike trails off Postil Road in Kelowna. As he was unloading his bike from his truck, he noticed a light reflecting off something down the embankment. He went to check it out and noticed a pet carrier. …

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Celebrating the “paw-sitive” impact of BC SPCA volunteers

April 11, 2024

During National Volunteer Week, April 14 through 20, the BC SPCA recognizes the contributions of the 3,479 committed, talented and generous volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to enrich the lives of B.C.’s most vulnerable animals in our animal centres and communities. “Every moment our volunteers contribute matters to an animal in need,” says …

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Update: Unprecedented intake of cats and kittens from property in Houston B.C. enters second phase

April 8, 2024

The second phase of the intake process of more than 200 cats from a Houston property has begun. An empty warehouse in Prince George has been transformed into a fully operational animal triage centre to support approximately 117 additional cats and kittens that BC SPCA’s animal protection and animal care team members have brought from …

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Update: Six puppies surrendered days before Christmas growing so fast!

April 5, 2024

They were surrendered just days before Christmas to the BC SPCA’s Chilliwack animal centre. These six adorable six-week-old Great Pyrenees, border collie mix puppies found themselves away from their mom and the home they knew and in the care of the BC SPCA. “We are very grateful the owners came to us with the puppies …

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Twenty cats living in unsanitary conditions seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers

March 19, 2024

The BC SPCA has taken 18 cats and two kittens into their care from a single home in Delta, B.C. The cats were seized by animal protection officers after an animal neglect investigation was conducted by the BC SPCA. “The cats were living in a home that had an overwhelming ammonia smell with piles of …

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BC SPCA Lottery returns with daily cash prizes and massive 50/50

March 6, 2024

The BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need is back March 6 with a chance for animal lovers to win exciting cash prizes. It’s the biggest spring 50/50 yet with a pot up to a jaw-dropping $850,000. Plus daily prizes in June totalling $150,000. Not only could caring British Columbians win big, they’ll also be …

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31 Dogs rescued from Clearwater property

February 20, 2024

The BC SPCA has taken 31 dogs into care from a property in Clearwater, B.C. The dogs include dachshunds, poodles, Mini Schnauzers and various poodle-mix breeds, all of varying ages. The dogs were surrendered by their owner after an animal cruelty investigation was conducted by the BC SPCA. “The dogs were owned by an irresponsible …

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