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Support Bill C-84 to better protect animals from abuse

March 18, 2019

The BC SPCA is encouraging members of the public to show their support for Bill C-84, which broadens the definition of bestiality and expands provisions against animals used for fighting. Bill C-84 was introduced by former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in October after she received a petition signed by animal lovers across Canada. The bill …

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Jak the adventure cat had a tough time finding his forever home

March 15, 2019

Jak was lucky to find a family that valued his unique personality. This beautiful white cat with green eyes was adopted then returned to the Vancouver SPCA three times. “He was quite vocal. You could just hear him all the way down the hallway into the courtyard,” says SPCA volunteer Nancy van Aggelen. The high-energy …

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Tick-tock: No time like the present to check your pet for ticks

Husky dog walking off leash on a forest trail with a woman
March 14, 2019

It’s never too early to check your pet for ticks. After spending some time in the forest, BC SPCA manager of policy and outreach Amy Morris found three ticks on her dog, Clover. That was just last week. “I couldn’t believe I found three on her in such a short timeframe – spring has barely …

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12 Things to know before adopting a mini pig

March 13, 2019

Search for “micro-pig” on YouTube and you will instantly be regaled with adorable videos of tiny piglets climbing stairs, playing with dogs, sleeping on couches and scampering on the beach. “There is no denying how cute they are,” says Meghann Cant, animal welfare educator for the BC SPCA. “But how many will still be cherished …

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Flea treatment: Why you should never use your dog’s medication on your cat

March 13, 2019

Some pet guardians care for more than one furry family member, many of whom are often from different species, such as cats, dogs, Guinea pigs, birds and more. They may sometimes be tempted to give the same, prescription or over-the-counter flea or tick medication that they purchased for their dog to their cat. This is …

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SPCA applauds Park Board decision to consider AnimalKind pest control standards

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March 12, 2019

The BC SPCA applauds the Vancouver Park Board’s decision to review its pest control management strategies for wildlife and rodents at the city’s parks and recreational facilities. The motion (PDF) was brought forward by Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon and passed unanimously at the Board meeting on March 11. Park Board staff will also assess if it …

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Stoney overcame cruelty to live a happy life with his new friend

March 8, 2019

Stoney spent the first two years of his life living in horrible conditions where his basic needs were neglected. The young dog was never cleaned, brushed or taken outside for walks. Stoney is one of 45 Havanese and Havanese-cross dogs who were surrendered by a former breeder from a home outside Victoria in April, 2018. …

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What is it like to be a cruelty investigator with the SPCA? Debbie’s story:

March 8, 2019

Meet Debbie Goodine, a northern region animal protection officer with the BC SPCA based in Prince George. As a mother of twins, guardian to rescue dog Lucy and cats Bubba and Lexi, Goodine is quite the Superwoman. It’s her job to investigate animal cruelty cases – travelling across great distances and in all weather conditions …

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