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Enter your pet in the BC SPCA’s Calendar Contest, Feb 1–18

February 1, 2023

Share your beloved pet with the world by winning them a page in the BC SPCA’s 2024 Calendar. The Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, launches today with more prizes than ever and a limited time bonus. “We can’t wait to see all the animals who have left paw prints on their guardians’ hearts,” …

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How you spoke up for animals in 2022

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January 31, 2023

Every year, thousands of British Columbians join the BC SPCA to speak up for animals. “Today, we are celebrating the difference residents of B.C. have made for tens of thousands of animals across British Columbia and Canada in the past year,” says Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer at the BC SPCA. Grounded in evidence-based …

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Dog fosters urgently needed in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

January 30, 2023

The BC SPCA has an immediate need for dog fosters in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to provide temporary boarding and a loving home for animals in need. “January has been very busy,” says Adrienne McBride, senior director, community animal services for the BC SPCA. “More than 80 dogs came into our care this …

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BC SPCA rescues 10 malamute cross dogs in northern B.C. after guardian hospitalized

January 19, 2023

Ten malamute/husky cross dogs are safe in BC SPCA care in Prince George after being rescued by SPCA animal protection officers from a remote property three hours north of Fort St. John. The dogs were left on the property without food or water after their guardian became hospitalized. “Thankfully, we were alerted to the situation …

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BC SPCA animal protection officers rescue 15 starving dogs from Clearwater breeder

January 11, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have seized 13 starving dogs from an individual in Clearwater who was breeding and selling Cane Corso puppies for profit during COVID. Two more emaciated adult dogs on the property were surrendered into BC SPCA custody the day before the seizure. “The condition of these animals was just horrific – …

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#BettyWhiteChallenge helps puppies like Golden Girl who was found unable to move

January 9, 2023

The #BettyWhiteChallenge is back by popular demand! The challenge runs through January 17, marking what would have been Betty’s 101st birthday and honours the actress’s lifelong dedication to animals. Funds raised help provide urgently needed care for puppies like English bulldog mix Golden Girl, named in Betty’s honour, who was found in Richmond unable to …

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BC SPCA animal protection officers remove 63 dogs from Mission property

January 5, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 63 neglected dogs from an individual in Mission who claimed to be operating a rescue organization.  The dogs, who were suffering from a range of medical and behavioural welfare concerns, were examined by veterinarians and are now being cared for at various SPCA locations.  The dogs taken from …

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Nine kittens abandoned at construction site in freezing cold

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December 30, 2022

They were found at a construction site in Vancouver in the freezing cold. Nine kittens ranging in age from 12 weeks to four months old, abandoned in two boxes taped shut. “The temperatures were bitterly cold when these kittens were left at a construction site with nothing but a cardboard box for protection,” says Jodi …

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