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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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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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How you spoke up for animals in 2022

Photos of a dog, a horse and an owl
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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