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Mystic survived a terrible act of cruelty to find a loving home

Mystic adopted
August 19, 2019

The story of Mystic’s horrific injuries has tugged at the heartstrings of one Vancouver Island woman. Cat wanted to help Mystic after hearing he had been shot five times with BB gun pellets and came to the SPCA with a badly fractured leg. Mystic went through surgery to remove the BB pellets and needed to …

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Gentle Alice needs your support to run and play again

Alice
August 16, 2019

The BC SPCA’s Kelowna Branch is asking members of the public to help Alice, a three-year-old dog who needs surgery. Alice has a ruptured cruciate and torn meniscus, requiring tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery to walk and run again without pain. “Alice loves cuddles and she’s most relaxed when she’s around people,” says SPCA Kelowna branch …

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Only two weeks left! Don’t wait to enter and vote in the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus contest

August 15, 2019

From brightly coloured bluebirds to intense looks from an Arctic fox, entrants are stunning us once again with their photo submissions to the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest, which is open for entries until until midnight Aug. 31. Enter or vote today   If you’re not snapping pictures, you can also participate by voting. This …

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3 reasons why microchips should be your pick for permanent pet ID

Bichon Frise being scanned for a microchip
August 15, 2019

A microchip is the most reliable form of permanent identification that you can provide for your pet. One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime and a microchip can make a difference by reuniting lost pets with their families. In honour of Check the Chip day, the BC Pet Registry is sharing three …

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Leaving dogs in cars: Avoid heat exhaustion and save lives

Sad dog left unattended in hot car
August 8, 2019

It only takes minutes to put your pet in a life-threatening situation when left in a vehicle on a warm or hot day.  Below are common concerns and tips to advocate for pet safety. Pledge not to leave pets in hot cars this summer and get a free #NoHotPets car decal. *Update: Decals are going …

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