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BC SPCA seizes 32 rabbits from Vancouver residence

August 15, 2022

BC SPCA animal protection officers have rescued 32 neglected rabbits from a Vancouver residence. The animals were being bred for profit. Eileen Drever, senior officer for protection and stakeholder relations for the BC SPCA, says the rabbits were being kept in substandard and unsanitary conditions. “When our officers entered, the rooms smelled strongly of urine …

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Slowdown in adoptions for first time since beginning of pandemic

August 11, 2022

During the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020-21, BC SPCA locations across the province were flooded with adoption applications as people sought the companionship and comfort of a pet to help them cope with the social isolation. “When a puppy came into our care, we would have multiple applications – sometime up to 100 …

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BC SPCA reminds pet guardians that help is available during wildfires

August 8, 2022

As wildfires threaten many areas of the province this summer, the BC SPCA is reminding British Columbians that emergency help is available for pets and other animals in the case of evacuation. “It is hard to imagine how stressful it is for people to have to leave their homes during an evacuation order, not knowing …

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Prince George SPCA searching for missing dogs after shelter break-in

August 7, 2022

Story update: Both of the missing BC SPCA dogs are safely back in care. Prince George SPCA searching for missing dogs after shelter break-in Update: August 5, 2022 – 4:15 pm Story update: Marshmallow,  the Great Pyrenees has been located and is safely back at the shelter. “He wandered into someone’s backyard and laid down …

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