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The best of B.C.’s wildlife: Get behind the lens with our annual photo contest

July 16, 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age, are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15. …

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BC SPCA applauds Port Moody’s amendments to its Animal Control Bylaw

Dog with tongue out panting inside a car on a sunny day
July 11, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding a move by the City of Port Moody to ensure the safety and comfort of animals in extreme weather conditions. These changes include preventing any person from allowing an animal to be confined in an enclosed space, including a motor vehicle, without adequate ventilation. Offenders will be issued a $100 …

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Meow’s the time to make a new friend: adopt an adult cat for half the price

July 6, 2018

It’s all paws on deck as the BC SPCA prepares for its adult cat adoption promotion, taking place from Monday, July 23 to Sunday, July 29. The event is proudly presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, with SPCA locations across the province participating. “The promotion offers 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for our …

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BC SPCA seizes 16 dogs in distress from individuals banned from owning animals

July 4, 2018

The BC SPCA has seized 16 dogs in distress from a property in Quesnel. The dogs – including German shepherds, a Yorkshire terrier, a retriever, bull terriers, standard poodles, Portuguese water dogs, a Pekingese, corgi-border collie crosses and miniature pinschers – were being kept in crates too small for their size in a poorly ventilated …

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Williams Lake man charged with animal cruelty following BC SPCA investigation

July 4, 2018

Williams Lake resident Terry Baker has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada after the BC SPCA seized 46 neglected dogs and puppies from his rural property north of Williams Lake. The dogs, seized in February of 2018, included American Eskimo, border collie, husky and Samoyed breeds. Marcie …

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Mission resident charged with animal cruelty

July 3, 2018

Crown counsel has approved two counts of animal cruelty charges against Mission resident Michael Hopcraft, who goes by the nickname “The Reptile Guy”, following a BC SPCA investigation. Hopcraft was also charged with one count of violating the Veterinarians Act. The BC SPCA was called in to investigate after a video emerged showing Hopcraft performing …

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Knox sniffs out role as Paws for a Cause spokesdog

July 3, 2018

As a puppy, Knox suffered from neglect and chronic health issues. With your help, he has become a healthy, happy dog who regularly takes top honours at competitions for his extraordinary scent-tracking skills. We are proud to announce Knox as the official spokes-dog for the BC SPCA 2018 Paws for a Cause, presented by Hill’s® …

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