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Friendly Fender on the mend after multiple injuries in hit-and-run

November 14, 2018

It’s been a tough start for six-month-old Pointer-Heeler-Cross Fender, who is currently being cared for by the BC SPCA’s Sunshine Coast Branch. Fender was found by a Good Samaritan after the pup sustained a fractured leg, pelvis and femoral head — the result of a hit-and-run where he’d been left for dead. Donate Now » …

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Join the SPCA’s Tri-Cities Branch for a whimsical night at our Wine & Whiskers event

November 14, 2018

Get ready for a night of glamour and grandeur, all in support of local animals! The BC SPCA’s Tri-Cities Education and Adoption Centre proudly presents its Wine & Whiskers event, happening Friday, Nov. 30 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) in Coquitlam. Tickets are $45 each, and include your first drink, along with …

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Winter wisdom: think and thump!

Stray cat lying on the pavement cold from the snow
November 9, 2018

It’s a quick gesture drivers can do to help animals during chillier days:  think and thump before you drive. When it’s cold outside, animals like cats and wildlife will try to find warmer places to seek shelter. This could include vehicles, particularly those that are warm. “Taking a few moments to thump on the hood …

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Wild ARC roof is now ready to keep wild patients warm

November 8, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of people right across the province, work on the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) roof is complete, well in advance of the colder winter weather. “We were amazed at the outpouring of generosity, with so many people wanting to help,” says Meg Hatch, assistant manager, Wild ARC. “We got off …

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BC SPCA recognizes Hill’s® Pet Nutrition Canada as its Caring Company of the Year award recipient

November 5, 2018

Hill’s® Pet Nutrition Canada has been an incredible supporter of the BC SPCA and we are proud to recognize the company’s commitment to helping animals in need as Hill’s receives the 2018 Caring Company of the Year award! A committed, long-standing partner of the BC SPCA since 2008, Hill’s has supplied shelters across the province …

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Cat found in Maple Ridge park was killed by predator, says BC SPCA

November 5, 2018

A cat found in a Maple Ridge park tied with zap straps on her neck and feet died from a predator attack, according to the BC SPCA. “The necropsy results reveal the cat died from puncture wounds from a medium to large predator, most likely a coyote or large dog,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager …

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Speak out! Let your elected leaders know animals in your community matter

Sad chained scared dog in someone's backyard
November 2, 2018

Lonely, tethered and without adequate outdoor shelter: it’s what one young dog in the Capital Regional District experienced before finally receiving the much-needed protection and care he desperately needed. This was thanks to a team effort between concerned citizens, BC SPCA special constables, and one municipality’s bylaw officers. What’s more, the persistence of those involved …

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