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More than 200 animals find homes during half-price adoption event

Alberni branch adoption
November 12, 2019

The BC SPCA’s second annual province-wide adoption event, Fall Head Over Tails in Love, has helped 212 animals find their forever homes. The adoption event was presented in partnership with Hill’s® Pet Nutrition on Saturday, Nov. 9. Most of the animals in SPCA care, including dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, rats and guinea pigs were eligible …

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Scotty the survivor has found his purrfect home

Scotty
November 12, 2019

Scotty the Scottish Fold came into care at the Burnaby SPCA in September suffering from life-threatening injuries. He had puncture wounds on his abdomen and the veterinary staff who treated him believe that he had been attacked by a raccoon. Scotty’s tail was disarticulated, separated at the joints, probably during his desperate struggle to escape …

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BC SPCA Wild ARC reports another successful season

Fawns at Wild ARC
November 4, 2019

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) has 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. About 2,700 animals have come through Wild ARC’s doors since January and hundreds have recovered to …

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More than 40 northern cats helped through a BC SPCA grant

spotted cat
November 4, 2019

The BC SPCA provided grant funding to spay and neuter more than 40 community cats living in the northern B.C. First Nations community of Kitsumkalum. Now, the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant program is accepting applications for 2020 for groups ready to address cat overpopulation in communities across B.C. “In the last year the …

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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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Charges laid in horrific case of animal cruelty on Vancouver Island

Hope
October 31, 2019

Kevin Timothy of Chemainus, has been charged with animal cruelty pursuant to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act following a BC SPCA investigation. In early May, 2019, the BC SPCA took custody of a one-year-old female German shepherd in critical condition. The dog, named Hope, was suffering from emaciation, dehydration, extreme muscle wasting and …

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