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BC SPCA investigates case of newborn kittens abandoned in Vancouver dumpster

Kitten found in Vancouver dumpster
April 24, 2019

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving two newborn kittens who were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19. The one-day-old kittens, who were suffering from hypothermia and dehydration, were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment but both have since died. …

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Roxi spent days in intensive care and needs your support to heal

Roxi the dog
April 23, 2019

The BC SPCA’s Quesnel & District Branch is seeking your help with medical costs for Roxi, who is recovering from sudden liver failure. Roxi was surrendered to the SPCA and went in for a routine surgical procedure but had what is believed to be a severe post-op reaction to the anesthetic. After her surgery Roxi …

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Community-living cats have better outlook with SPCA grant program

April 23, 2019

More than 800 cats will be spayed and neutered around the province this year through the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant program. “We will be supporting groups and communities across the province working to care for and ultimately decrease the un-owned cat population through spay and neuter initiatives,” says Marieke van der Velden, …

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Help needed for stray puppy who received life-saving surgery

Dixie
April 17, 2019

The BC SPCA’s Quesnel & District Branch is seeking your help with medical costs for Dixie, an adorable seven-month-old puppy who needed life-saving surgery and continues to battle a severe infection. Dixie came to the South Peace SPCA as a stray and was transferred to Quesnel to receive veterinary care. Her right hind leg and …

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North Peace SPCA launches spay neuter program to help low-income families

Cute wide eyed orange cat being held by smiling girl
April 17, 2019

Spaying and neutering reduces the number of homeless kittens and helps cats lead healthier lives. Today, thanks to generous funding from BC Hydro Northern Development fund, the BC SPCA North Peace branch is launching a free spay/neuter program for low-income cat owners. “We are so grateful to be able to launch this much needed program …

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Cat reunited with family almost 2 years later thanks to microchip

Hello the cat
April 16, 2019

This cat came back but not the very next day. Jennifer Rollins says their calico kitty escaped from her Vancouver Island home one day in July 2017 after one of her kids accidentally left the door open. The family put up posters and shared Facebook posts in the hope that one day their beloved cat …

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This Easter, help us create a better life for egg-laying hens

April 15, 2019

Eggs are in high demand during the Easter season. Many families enjoy the tradition of decorating eggs with vibrant colours, and eggs are a popular ingredient in many Easter recipes. However, did you know that in B.C., over 75% of the eggs we buy come from hens that have spent their entire lives in small, …

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