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Help needed for stray puppy who received life-saving surgery

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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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) Found on Vancouver Island for Second Year

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
April 10, 2019

Several feral rabbits in the Parksville area were found to have died of RHD this week. RHD is a highly contagious, lethal virus that is specific to rabbits. Prior to this week, the last suspected cases of RHD in BC were reported in mid-July 2018. Due to increased risk, the BC SPCA has not accepted …

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In celebration of National Siamese Cat Day

Piper the cat
April 6, 2019

It’s National Siamese Cat Day! This popular cat breed is believed to have originated from Thailand and is known for being extremely talkative, affectionate and intelligent. Siamese cat guardians had a lot to say about caring for their well-loved and gorgeous feline friends: Aliese Mackenzie’s cat Presley “Presley is our princess and we couldn’t imagine …

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