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Dog found tied to railing will be taken care of forever in his new home

March 31, 2023

He was found tied to a railing in front of a building in downtown Prince George. He had a large, protruding mass on his leg and a heartbreaking note on his collar asking someone to take care of him. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan found him and took him to the BC SPCA where he was …

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Budget-friendly catios

BC SPCA Catio tour 2019
March 27, 2023

Have you ever experienced “catio-envy”? It’s the feeling you get when you scroll through images of custom-built luxury catios and realize that they’re simply out of reach for your budget and your backyard. Cat patios, called catios, are a great way to provide safe outdoor access for cats. However, as much as we’d like to, …

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BC SPCA applauds B.C. government’s announcement on veterinary student funding

Veterinarian at clinic is examining a cute kitten
March 24, 2023

The BC SPCA is applauding the B.C. government’s announcement of permanent funding towards 20 new subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Last April, the government announced that it was investing nearly $10.7 million to increase the number of subsidized seats from …

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Local dog trainer first in Richmond to receive BC SPCA accreditation

March 23, 2023

Local dog training company Pooch Positive Dog Training has become the first in the City of Richmond to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation. For Rebecca Jennings, owner and head trainer at Pooch Positive, the recognition is a testament to her commitment to dog welfare. Jennings says, “Gaining this accreditation means I train in a scientifically …

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Prevent cat-astrophe: Protecting wild babies from cat attacks

Baby cottontail rabbit in grass
March 20, 2023

Spring is here once again and, with it, a new baby season. Across the province, wild animals of all kinds are busy starting families. Sadly, these families are vulnerable to attacks from cats venturing outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather too. Cats are natural hunters With their keen eyesight and agile bodies, cats are built …

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