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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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BC SPCA seeks help for dog found drugged, alone and in pain

February 11, 2019

A good Samaritan found Ernest (AKA Ernie) and brought him to the BC SPCA Sunshine Coast Branch as a stray. Staff noticed that the senior chocolate Labrador retriever was very uncoordinated and in about two hours he became almost unresponsive. “We rushed him to the vet where they did a drug test and found he …

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Ask the SPCA: Dog dental health

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February 8, 2019

A friend of mine recently complained that my dog has stinky breath! Isn’t “doggie breath” normal? That potent “doggie breath” is more than just an unpleasant odour. It can actually signify a potentially serious health problem: dental disease. Dental disease is very common – so common, in fact, that an estimated 80 per cent of …

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TransLink and BC SPCA tackling the pigeon problem

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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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These animals are living their best lives thanks to your donations

February 4, 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and highlight how your donations have helped animals recover and live life to the fullest. Read on to see how animals we featured in 2018 are now thriving and living their best lives. Mini Mini arrived into our care as the result …

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Cat colony populations decline with BC SPCA grant program

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February 1, 2019

Returning for its seventh year, the BC SPCA community animal spay neuter grant program is accepting applications for grant funding to address cat overpopulation in communities across B.C. The program has seen demonstrable impacts in seven years, including decreased colony sizes, increased community partnerships and improved health for the cats currently in colonies. In 2018, …

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2019 is the year of the pig

February 1, 2019

February 5, 2019, marks the start of this Lunar New Year. A centuries old tradition, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries across Asia and around the world. In Chinese culture, each year in the 12 year lunar cycle is represented by a different animal and – according to the Chinese zodiac – …

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