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News Category: Wildlife

BC SPCA ready to tackle challenging animal issues with new strategic plan

February 12, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new four-pillar strategic plan for 2019-2023 to take animal welfare in B.C. to a new level. The non-profit animal welfare organization, which helped nearly 48,000 animals in need in 2018, developed the plan after a year-long consultation with key …

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TransLink and BC SPCA tackling the pigeon problem

flock of pigeons, TransLink
February 7, 2019

Pilot project introduces avian birth control to reduce pigeon population near SkyTrain stations in a humane way VANCOUVER, BC — TransLink and the BC SPCA are teaming up to humanely reduce the pigeon population at VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station. An automatic bird feeder is dispensing birth control for a pilot project to control the pigeon population. …

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Electrified raccoon trap highlights dangers of “DIY pest control”

A dangerous home-made raccoon trap
November 22, 2018

On November 15, the BC SPCA Animal Helpline received a call from a member of the public in the Arbutus Ridge area of Vancouver, who found a raccoon trapped inside a home-made electrified cage trap. The caller heard the young raccoon crying throughout the night and found the raccoon trapped in a modified cat trap …

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Wild ARC roof is now ready to keep wild patients warm

November 8, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of people right across the province, work on the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) roof is complete, well in advance of the colder winter weather. “We were amazed at the outpouring of generosity, with so many people wanting to help,” says Meg Hatch, assistant manager, Wild ARC. “We got off …

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