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2020 Recap of some amazing animal rescues

January 8, 2020

2020 will be remembered by us for a variety of reasons, many of them not positive, but for these animals below, 2020 was the best and most transformative year of their lives.


Dumpling, the Bichon Frise

Dumpling, a Bichon Frise that was seen advertised on social media with a broken leg, received emergency care thanks to the kindness of a Good Samaritan and donors like you. She recovered in foster and has now been adopted to a loving family!

Ice-Road Kitten

This little kitten was found frozen on the road by a kind truck driver who rushed her in to the nearest vet. Frozen stiff, hypothermic, and with a severely broken leg from being run over at least once, we weren’t sure she was going to survive. But she pulled through and the public voted to name this little princess Elsa. She is recovering well and will be up for adoption in a few weeks.

Outreach programs

With 2020 being such a challenging year for so many, BC SPCA Outreach programs continued to provide supplies like pet food and expand across the province. There were those that were foregoing food so they could purchase food to feed their pets and were relieved to receive help to get them through by these programs. 62,379kg of kibble was given out across the province – the equivalent of ten T-Rex dinosaurs! The support for these programs was truly heartwarming as people donated to make sure families could stay together during a global crisis.

Large animal seizures

Ninety-seven animals were seized in the fall of 2020, of which 27 were horses. After living in inhumane conditions and starving for both food and love, most got to spend the holidays in their new forever homes. All is bright for potentially the first time in these animals’ lives.

Geiger, now Tiger

You may remember Geiger –who was badly injured in an attempt at ‘home neutering’. Well, this sweet boy is doing well and is now going by ‘Tiger’ because he is a brave, strong boy. He has been adopted into a very loving home where he will be cared for and loved for the rest of his life.

Geiger, a grey short hair cat at his new home looking very happy and cute!

Black cat Michael

Michael arrived emaciated (with a body score of 3 out of 9), riddled with ear mites, had broken teeth, lesions, a severe upper respiratory infection, eye infections and battle wounds all over his body from trying to survive out in the world alone… and now he is a happy healthy couch potato in his loving forever home.

Michael the cat before at the hospital and after happy in his home

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, fostered, these animals and supported the staff that worked through this pandemic as an essential service. The rescuing and caring for animals doesn’t happen without you.

May 2021 hold the hope and promise that it does for all these animals that you have helped!