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BC SPCA’s Wild ARC is asking for donations as it readies for its busiest season

April 14, 2021

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is nearing its busiest time of year when hundreds of babies will be brought through their doors. “As the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island, we treat close to 3,000 animals a year and most of those animals arrive during the spring and summer …

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Tick-tock: No time like the present to check your pet for ticks

Husky dog walking off leash on a forest trail with a woman
April 10, 2021

As the Spring weather gets warmer, more and more people are enjoying walks and hikes with their pets. But BC SPCA senior manager of animal health, Dr. Emilia Gordon, cautions pet guardians that there may be some pesky parasites, such as ticks and fleas, lurking outdoors this time of year. “While not all ticks carry …

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Fun ways to exercise your dog for Canine Fitness Month

dog running on beach
April 9, 2021

April is Canine Fitness Month. Too many delicious treats and a sedentary lifestyle can cause health problems for our dogs, including obesity, sore joints, difficulty breathing, in addition to having a higher risk for cancer, canine diabetes and other diseases. That’s why it’s so important to keep your dog healthy with regular exercise. Canine Fitness …

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BC SPCA removes 38 neglected dogs from Kamloops-area breeder

April 8, 2021

BC SPCA animal protection officers have removed 10 adult dogs and 28 puppies from a Kamloops-area property. The miniature dachshunds were living in substandard and filthy conditions, in cages and other areas with excessive feces, high levels of ammonia from urine and surrounded by injurious objects. The dogs are poorly socialized and very fearful. “This …

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