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COVID-19 risks continue as positive mink escape their cages on a B.C. fur farm

July 27, 2021

Public Health Officer prohibits new farms and new mink until January 2022.    It’s not surprising to hear that another reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been found on the same B.C. mink farm from May – the third farm in the province with positive cases since December 2020. In this outbreak, five …

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What to do for your pet’s safety in an emergency

Cute puppy dog being held and cuddled by girl
July 26, 2021

It’s a pet guardian’s worst nightmare. Wildfires are encroaching your community and you have to evacuate your home immediately. So often people don’t think about their pet in an emergency situation until it’s too late, especially when you need to leave your home right away. The effect of a lost pet is obviously difficult for …

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Requests for help continue to pour in as new fires burn

July 22, 2021

As British Columbia continues to battle raging wildfires, prompting a state of emergency to be declared this week, BC SPCA staff and volunteers are working to rescue animals from behind evacuation lines and to care for pets of displaced families through the SPCA’s free emergency boarding program. “This year, we’re seeing so many more requests …

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