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Update: Buttercup, the rescued Labrador retriever, becomes a local celebrity!

June 2, 2023

Buttercup, a yellow Lab mix, was found running loose in Comox with suspicious injuries. She was brought to the BC SPCA and was immediately taken to a veterinarian. They determined that her leg had been broken in two places, had healed incorrectly and would need to be amputated. Even though someone had cruelly taped Buttercup’s …

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BC SPCA’s pet food banks struggling to keep up with demand

May 25, 2023

An increase in demand and an early start to B.C.’s wildfire season has the BC SPCA struggling to stock their pet food banks. In 2022, the BC SPCA provided 532,000 meals through pet food banks. “When guardians and their pets are evacuated due to a natural disaster like wildfires or floods, they can be away …

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BC SPCA ready to assist pet guardians affected by Fort St. John wildfires

May 16, 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of-control wildfires in Fort St. John. Last night evacuation orders and alerts were  issued for North Peace. Today staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location. Animals in the …

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Cat found in box originating from China at Vancouver International Mail Centre   

May 2, 2023

A cat mysteriously found in a parcel is now in the care of the BC SPCA. Prescious Cargo, as she was named by the SPCA, was found in a parcel originating from China that was being examined by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Vancouver International Mail Centre in Richmond. “The officers noticed …

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BC SPCA applauds its dedicated volunteers

April 1, 2023

During National Volunteer Week, April 16-22, the BC SPCA is celebrating the 3,100 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 during …

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Cat with large, necrotizing wound found on desolate logging road

February 23, 2023

Wilson, a senior, brown tabby cat, was found 14 kilometres into a logging road in Cranbrook by Good Samaritans. “They spotted something strange in the snow and went to investigate,” says Tia Yakimovitch, animal care supervisor at the East Kootenay BC SPCA. “As they got closer, they realized it was a cat and immediately brought …

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BC SPCA animal care centres dealing with post-COVID influx of dogs

February 7, 2023

A recent intake of 21 healthy golden retrievers, including 17 puppies, is the latest in an influx of dogs coming into BC SPCA locations in recent months. “The BC SPCA is dealing with a record number of large-scale intakes of dogs and puppies, as individuals who set up breeding operations during COVID are closing down …

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