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BC SPCA celebrates opening of West Kootenay Community Animal Centre

September 21, 2018

The BC SPCA celebrated the official opening of its new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar on Sept. 21 with local government, business and community leaders in attendance. A welcome and blessing was offered by Debbie Bird, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society. The 4,250-square-foot facility, located at 124 Heritage Way, …

BC SPCA urges drivers to use extra caution as daylight hours dwindle

Barn owl perched on branch with wings up
September 20, 2018

A recent increase of owl patients at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on Vancouver Island showcases how dangerous this time of year can be for nocturnal wildlife. This is a very risky time for owls who like to hunt in low light. Wild ARC has seen an increase in owl patients, …

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BC SPCA caring for 64 cats and kittens at its South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch

September 19, 2018

The BC SPCA is caring for 64 cats and kittens who were taken into custody at the society’s South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch in Penticton this week. The young felines were surrendered to SPCA officers by an individual who had become overwhelmed with the number of animals in her care. Several of the cats and kittens require …

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween festivities

September 19, 2018

While many people love to dress up, go trick-or-treating, or attend Halloween parties, it can be a tough time for our pets. From loud fireworks, to a non-stop ringing doorbell, along with people in costumes, the sensory overload can create panic for our furriends. Frightened animals are more likely to run away from home; jumping …

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Help wild patients stay warm and dry this winter

Wild ARC building on a snowy day
September 18, 2018

September 19, 2018 update We are simply overwhelmed by our supporter’s wonderful generosity, and have already met the $10,000 match. Our amazing volunteer Birthe Levie has even offered to give an additional $5,000 to increase the match! We do have additional expenses to coordinate with the roof repair – we also have plans in place …

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Pouce Coupe resident charged with animal cruelty

September 18, 2018

Crown Counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Pouce Coupe resident Alexis Walker, following a 2016 BC SPCA investigation. Walker’s emaciated Rottweiler, Kira, was taken into BC SPCA care in June 2016 after Walker failed to comply with orders to provide proper food and veterinary care for the dog. “She was in very poor …

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BC SPCA celebrates Victoria’s move to improve the well-being of animals

September 17, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding a recent move by the City of Victoria to ensure animals are being cared for responsibly. The changes, which come by way of bylaw amendments, include new tethering restrictions, increased protections for animals against abuse and neglect, as well as new limits on the number of animals permitted on a …

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