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Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort presents its 9th Annual “Best in Show” fundraiser for animals in need

May 24, 2018

Does your pooch have what it takes to be “Best in Show”? Dog guardians and all Victoria-area animal lovers are invited to the 9th Annual “Best in Show” event on Saturday, June 2 at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. The event, a fundraiser supporting abused, abandoned and injured animals rescued by the BC SPCA’s …

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Wildlife-friendly Garden Tour co-hosted by BC SPCA’s Wild ARC and the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society

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May 24, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow a wildlife-friendly garden? Or wondered what plants will encourage birds to visit and which are deer-resistant? On June 17, join the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation (ARC) and the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS)  Father’s Day Garden Party Tour to learn how to co-exist with nature …

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Senate considering Bill S-203 that honours the sentience of cetaceans

May 23, 2018

The BC SPCA is pleased to demonstrate full support for a bill that is due for third reading in the next two weeks. Bill S-203, also known as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, would make it illegal to capture, breed or move cetaceans with the intent of putting them in captivity …

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BC SPCA breaks ground for new Community Animal Centre in Kamloops

May 18, 2018

The BC SPCA has begun construction of a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in Kamloops to care for the region’s most vulnerable animals.  A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, May 18 for the new facility, which is being built on a 2.2-acre property across from the Kamloops Airport at 2815 Tranquille Road. The $6.5 …

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Hot pets are not cool: BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

May 14, 2018

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe. Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes “People don’t realize just how quickly their cars …

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BC SPCA summer camps use play to teach empathy

May 10, 2018

BC SPCA summer camps will return this July and August for another season of animal-themed fun and learning, at 24 locations province-wide. How do BC SPCA summer camps differ from some other camps offered throughout B.C.? Paula Neuman, humane education manager, explains that while camp activities are based in play, all are specially-designed to teach …

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BC SPCA applauds decision to implement ban on cat declawing

Cat high fiving woman
May 8, 2018

The BC SPCA applauds the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia on the implementation of a new mandatory standard of practice to ban the practice of declawing cats unless it is necessary as an appropriate medical therapy. “For nearly two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, …

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