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BC SPCA Wild ARC reports another successful season

Fawns at Wild ARC
November 4, 2019

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) has successfully reunited more than 100 baby animals with their wild moms including fledgling birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits during its busy season from May to September. About 2,700 animals have come through Wild ARC’s doors since January and hundreds have recovered to …

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BC SPCA urges drivers to use extra caution as daylight hours dwindle

owl
November 1, 2019

The change of cooler weather heading into autumn typically signals an increase of owl patients at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC). The higher number of these night-time hunters needing care showcases how dangerous this time of year can be for nocturnal wildlife. This is a very risky time for owls, who like …

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Well-known exotic animal vet supports legislative changes to protect servals

October 10, 2019

Dr. Adrian Walton, owner of Dewdney Animal Hospital has provided veterinary care to owned servals for years. The hospital also has a special permit that allows them to rescue and treat animals on the provincial controlled alien species (CAS) list. Unlike other exotic cats like lions and tigers, servals are not currently on the prohibited …

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Here are the 2019 Wildlife-In-Focus winners

October 2, 2019

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments. The People’s Choice Award was also determined as a result …

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BC SPCA photo contest captures the beauty of local wildlife

July 2, 2019

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 11th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until Aug. 31. Enter or vote “Wildlife-In-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals that live in …

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BC SPCA applauds passing of Bill S-203 to ban whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

orcas
June 10, 2019

The BC SPCA is praising the passing of Bill S-203 after a final debate about the new legislation in Ottawa today. Nicknamed the ‘Free Willy’ bill, S-203 bans keeping whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in captivity in Canada. “Bill S-203 not only bans the capture and confinement of whales and dolphins, it also criminalizes the breeding …

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