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News Category: Wildlife

Five easy actions to take for Earth Day

March 19, 2018

A gull tangled in discarded fishing line, unable to fly. A skunk stuck in a plastic jar, slowly starving to death. “These are not just theoretical examples,” says Meghann Cant, BC SPCA animal welfare educator. “These are the sorts of distressing cases that wildlife rehabilitation centres see all the time.” The sad reality is, whether …

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Great horned owl at BC SPCA Wild ARC needs help to fly free again

March 12, 2018

Staff at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) on Vancouver Island are hoping the public can help a Great horned owl who needs some help from her animal-loving friends. Rescued by a Good Samaritan, the owl was underweight and had problems with one of her eyes. “She was very skinny – the problems with …

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Think wild: Get behind the scenes at BC SPCA Wild ARC’s Open House

March 7, 2018

Ever wondered what happens to wildlife that gets into trouble in our urban and rural communities? Don’t miss a fascinating opportunity to come behind the scenes and tour Wild ARC, the BC SPCA’s wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin, just outside of Victoria. The Wild ARC facility is normally restricted to staff and volunteers as they …

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BC SPCA launches AnimalKind, world’s first accreditation program for pest control

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March 1, 2018

For anyone who has dealt with an infestation of mice in their basement or a squirrel chewing through their home wiring, quick and effective action is a must. But can the problem be solved without unnecessary harm to animals? Thanks to AnimalKind, a new program launched today by the BC SPCA, the answer is yes. …

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BC SPCA applauds Vancouver Aquarium on voluntary acceptance of cetacean ban

January 18, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding the Vancouver Aquarium’s decision to accept a ban against cetaceans in captivity. “We are pleased to see the Vancouver Aquarium has acknowledged the shift in people’s opinion as research continues to mount on the complexity of cetaceans,” says Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer for the BC SPCA. “We are …

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Wild ARC’s 20th year brings in a record breaking 3,066 wild patients!

January 11, 2018

From a bald eagle who fractured her wing after a collision with a car to 125 garter snakes who came to us after their hibernaculum (the space where they congregate over winter) was disturbed by construction activities, to countless songbirds and small mammals caught by free-roaming outdoor cats, the staff and volunteers at Wild ARC …

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