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BC SPCA amps up efforts to assist animals affected by the province’s wildfires

August 13, 2018

The BC SPCA is on high alert, bracing for the need to assist animals impacted by the province’s raging wildfires. This past Friday, an evacuation order was issued for areas that included the BC SPCA’s Quesnel Branch. We’ve also taken the precautionary measure of evacuating animals from our Williams Lake Branch. Staff and volunteers worked quickly …

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How businesses can help with #NoHotPets

Smiling dog lying down indoors on the floor
August 8, 2018

Some businesses might be limited by municipal bylaws, but there are still opportunities to keep pets out of warm cars. If you are looking to become a pet-friendly business, be aware of any rules that might limit what you’re able to do before “em-bark-ing” on any changes. Give employees a gentle reminder. Make sure they …

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Why you shouldn’t break the glass of a hot vehicle if a dog is inside

August 8, 2018

As well-intentioned as people might be when they say they’d be willing to break a window to rescue a dog in a hot car, it’s best not to. Here’s why. Breaking the glass equals breaking the law There are actually very few places in North America where there are Good Samaritan laws to protect those …

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BC SPCA offers Vancouver homeowners a chance to win a paw-some catio!

August 7, 2018

Have you been thinking about building a catio in your backyard? This is the purr-fect time! Residents from the Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods in Vancouver are eligible to win a free catio! The BC SPCA is hosting a catio tour in the spring of 2019 in Vancouver and is looking for homeowners with cats …

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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in finding poodle stolen from Vancouver shelter

July 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is asking anyone who may have information about a dog stolen from the Vancouver SPCA shelter last evening to please call the Vancouver police or the society’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722. Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA says someone broke into the shelter after hours on …

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5 Shocking reasons “not” to adopt a senior cat

July 24, 2018

Don’t want a rewarding relationship? Then don’t adopt a senior cat. Entertaining, adorable and full of personality? It’s overwhelming! It’s so incredibly unfair that senior cats are cute, cuddly, and camera ready (whether it’s a photobombing or otherwise). They also tend to have their personality traits nailed down, so if you don’t want to be …

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