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Found an injured wild animal? Don’t take matters into your own hands

An oiled Canada goose gets a bath
January 20, 2020

It’s not always easy to tell when wild animals need help, and the internet is full of information that is sometimes more harmful than helpful. For a wildlife rehabilitator, the worst outcome is losing a patient because someone waited too long or got bad advice, instead of seeking professional help. Even giving food and water …

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BC SPCA Wild ARC reports another successful season

Fawns at Wild ARC
November 4, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is reporting another successful season. In 2019, Wild ARC 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. More than …

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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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