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BC SPCA launches low-income spay neuter pilot-program in Kamloops to begin addressing cat overpopulation

May 17, 2021

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is launching a low income spay/neuter pilot-program to address cat overpopulation in the city. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years,” says Ashley …

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When Hounds Fly, a conversation about science-based dog training

AnimalKind accredited trainer Sarah Shapiro-Ward
May 13, 2021

To celebrate the recent BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation of  When Hounds Fly Vancouver, we talked to head trainer Sarah Shapiro-Ward PhD, CPDT-KA, about dog training and why positive reinforcement is good for dogs. Shapiro-Ward, who previously spent time on the West Coast as a biochemistry postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria, got her start …

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Sooke dog trainer receives BC SPCA accreditation

May 11, 2021

Hanging With Hounds, a dog-training company that recently moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, is being recognized for its commitment to high animal welfare through the BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation program. They are now one of four AnimalKind-accredited dog-training companies in the Capital region. Sharon Labossiere, owner and trainer at Hanging With Hounds, welcomes the …

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Raven needs your help after being diagnosed with unique medical disorder

May 6, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Raven a new lease on life. The four-month-old German Shepherd puppy was recently surrendered to the BC SPCA location in Nanaimo with a unique medical disorder called Megaesophagus. This condition means that her esophagus, the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach, is enlarged and …

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National Pet Appreciation Week: Honouring Roger the cat

May 5, 2021

In honour of National Pet Appreciation Week, the BC SPCA is recognizing one of our own: Roger, the cat.   Roger was the unofficial greeter at the BC SPCA in Vernon. Since he predates the existing shelter staff, his history is a bit of a mystery. However, Chelsea Taylor, Vernon & District’s manager, says it’s believed that Roger initially came to …

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Emergency pet preparedness is key when seconds count

May 5, 2021

May 8 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day and the BC SPCA is encouraging pet guardians to plan for their furry family members in the event of an emergency, such as wildfires, a flood or an earthquake. Download our Emergency Checklist » “People don’t necessarily think about their pet in an emergency situation until it’s …

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