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BC SPCA seeks help in solving case involving cat left to die in dumpster

beautiful cat found in dumpster
April 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual who left a cat to die, buried in garbage, in southeast Pouce Coupe on April 23. The one-year-old female muted tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was found stuffed inside a box at the bottom of a dumpster with her legs forced behind her neck …

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BC SPCA urges Comox and Courtenay residents to get cats fixed for free before program ends

April 24, 2018

In early March, a thin looking, pregnant cat was found hanging around an apartment complex in Courtenay. A Good Samaritan took the cat in for the night and that same evening the cat had her kittens. The following day, they were brought to the SPCA and the cat was able to receive the medical care …

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Found some kittens? Here is what you should do

Kittens black and white
April 24, 2018

Got kittens? It’s kitten season in British Columbia, and while the tiny furballs can be unbelievably adorable, there’s more to consider than the cuteness factor if you find some on their own. “Spring through early fall is kitten season, since cats are seasonal breeders,” says veterinarian and BC SPCA senior manager of animal health Dr. …

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BC SPCA applauds improvements in new Kennel Code

April 23, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding progressive changes for the care and welfare of dogs outlined in the latest edition of A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations (PDF), released by The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The revised Kennel Code incorporates new scientific evidence to inform best practices in animal environment, food and water, …

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Behind the scenes of the Victoria Havanese dog rescue

April 18, 2018

The 45 Victoria Havanese dogs were living in tragic conditions and we are so thankful that someone took a moment to call the BC SPCA Cruelty Hotline to report their concerns. This led to an animal protection officer investigating the property and negotiating to have the dogs quickly surrendered into shelter care. The hotline, the …

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Update: Rabbit hemorrhagic disease outbreak

Rabbit BC SPCA
April 17, 2018

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) has now been confirmed in Nanaimo, Comox, Courtenay, Parksville, Richmond, and on Annacis Island. The BC SPCA has temporarily suspended intake of rabbits into all Island and Lower Mainland shelters and placed visitor restrictions on these branches. We are currently in the process of vaccinating all shelter and foster rabbits in …

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BC SPCA rescues 45 Havanese dogs on Vancouver Island

April 16, 2018

The BC SPCA is caring for 45 neglected Havanese and Havanese-cross dogs surrendered by a former breeder outside of Victoria on April 12. The dogs’ coats were extremely matted with feces and urine and they were living in unacceptable conditions inside the home due to high levels of ammonia. “The individual was cooperative and voluntarily …

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