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Baby dinosaur? Or baby pigeon? The many mysteries of wild babies

August 31, 2021

As summer comes to an end, Wild ARC’s (BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre) busy baby season is slowly winding down. Many of the injured and orphaned baby animals we care for are completely unrecognizable from the adults they’ll grow into. At first, it can be tricky to identify these wild babies, and knowing who …

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Australian shepherd looking at AnimalKind trainer
August 24, 2021

We love dogs, and so do you! Sharing your life with a dog might come with some challenges. Bringing a new dog home, separation anxiety, reactivity, excessive barking, finding the right trainer, etc., are all things dog guardians might experience at one point or another. Sometimes finding the right dog training information to help you …

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Toki needs your help after being abandoned and left to fend for herself

August 17, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Toki a new lease on life. The one-year-old Golden Retriever mix was recently brought into the BC SPCA’s care in Port Alberni after a Good Samaritan found her abandoned outdoors. It’s believed the dog had been left alone to fend for herself for a while before …

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Mink Code of Practice amendments delay move to larger cages by 5 years

August 11, 2021

Last year, proposed changes to the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)’s Code of Practice for Mink were released for public comment, which proposed rolling back welfare improvements on fur farms across Canada. The amendments, driven by the mink industry, proposed eliminating a 2023 deadline for larger cages and allowing the use of killing methods …

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BC SPCA officers caring for animals behind fire evacuation lines in Monte Lake

August 11, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers are behind fire evacuation lines in Monte Lake caring for and feeding animals who are sheltering in place after flames spread through the community. “Our hearts go out to the residents of Monte Lake,” says Alex Schare, BC SPCA regional manager of cruelty investigations. “Thankfully it appears that many people …

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