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Charges of animal cruelty laid after BC SPCA rescues emaciated boxer in Vancouver

December 11, 2018

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against two individuals in the case of a severely emaciated boxer rescued by the BC SPCA in January. Amy Hui-Yu Lin and Glenn Mislang each face charges under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after their young boxer came into the care of the Vancouver SPCA suffering …

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Making humane choices to feed a growing planet

Mother and daughter grocery shopping together
December 10, 2018

Over the past five decades, global demand for animal-based foods has more than tripled to feed a continuously growing population. To satisfy this demand, pressure has been put on farmers to produce more and more meat, eggs and dairy products. As a result, the farm industry has transitioned toward intensive farming systems. These intensive systems …

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Beautiful Barred owl suffers life-altering injury, needs your help to heal

December 6, 2018

Staff at the SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) are hoping you’ll be able to help them help their latest owl patient. The bird is believed to have been hit by a car, and, as a result, has unfortunately had to have one of her eyes removed. The owl also suffered trauma to her …

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BC SPCA earns A rating in survey of top Canadian charities

December 3, 2018

The BC SPCA is among the top 10 charities in MoneySense magazine’s 2019 survey that rates 100 Canadian charities for overall efficiency, transparency and donor stewardship. The magazine created Canada’s first charity rating system in 2011 to determine which charities score highest in categories such as overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, social results and transparency. …

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Victoria SPCA caring for 97 rats surrendered from downtown residence

One of dozens of rats brought to the Victoria SPCA in November of 2018.
November 30, 2018

The BC SPCA’s Victoria Branch is asking for help from the public after 97 domestic rats were surrendered into care this week from a downtown low-income residence. The former owner of the animals is in hospital and no longer able to care for them. “Obviously this intake of 97 small animals is putting a strain …

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High Paws! Inspirational stories of kids helping animals

November 30, 2018

When asked what she likes best about writing for Bark!, the BC SPCA’s youth magazine, Gillian Ickert Plett, BC SPCA humane education assistant, replies, “High Paws.” High Paws has been a regular feature in Bark! since the magazine was first published in 2004. The feature highlights what kids around the province are doing for animals. …

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Indoor winter workouts for your pet

November 28, 2018

It can be a challenge to make sure your pet is getting the exercise they need to stay healthy in cooler temperatures — especially if some situations don’t allow you and your four-legged friend to go outside. “You’d be surprised at how much activity your pet can get indoors,” says Karen van Haaften, BC SPCA …

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