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BC SPCA urges Canadians to sign petition to end cruel trade of exotic animals

toucan
January 15, 2021

The BC SPCA is urging Canadians sign a petition calling on the federal government to end the international and domestic trade of exotic birds and other wild animals. Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer for the BC SPCA, says a case last month where 50 parrots and toucans from Guyana were held at Vancouver International …

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BC SPCA reminds public to spay or neuter pets after large rabbit intake

rabbit
January 11, 2021

The BC SPCA is reminding the public of the importance of spaying or neutering their pets after 23 rabbits were recently surrendered to SPCA facilities in the Kootenays. The bunnies, who are between eight and 20 weeks old (with the exception of one adult), were brought into the East and West Kootenay shelters last month …

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BC SPCA food bank partnership in Prince Rupert helps remote communities in Haida Gwaii

A young kitten and older cat eat food together off a plate
January 6, 2021

The BC SPCA in Prince Rupert has partnered with the Greater Massett Food Bank to provide the food for those pet guardians in Haida Gwaii affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for remote communities in British Columbia due to the inaccessibility of resources as well as a need to protect …

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How Remley the dog gives back to his community

remley the dog
January 1, 2021

You might call Remley, a dog-about-town. The border collie, who was adopted by Brian Borsoff and his wife, Shannon, in 2011 from the Burnaby SPCA, is a popular canine in his community. He quickly became the “face” of Borsoff’s autobody business shortly after his arrival. “Most people don’t come to see me. They always ask …

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Help care for cat struck by vehicle after collapsing on a highway

December 31, 2020

The BC SPCA is seeking donations to help a cat who was struck by a vehicle after collapsing and becoming frozen to the ground on a highway near Montney, in northern B.C. “We believe this poor cat was wandering and probably succumbed to hypothermia and collapsed in the middle of the road,” says Candace Buchamer, …

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