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Lemon, a paralyzed rescued cat, pays it forward by teaching new foster kittens ‘how to cat’

lemon cat with kittens
August 4, 2020

Last August, an orange kitten was brought into the BC SPCA branch in Nanaimo last year as a stray, after being attacked by a dog. His injuries from the attack were so severe that his back legs were paralyzed. He was immediately fostered, and later adopted, by Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA …

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BC SPCA’s Wild ARC admits second river otter baby into its care

otter at wild arc
July 31, 2020

A young female river otter pup was recently found crying and wandering a beach in the Victoria area. Fortunately, a kind member of the public witnessed this distressing scene and recognized something was wrong. They quickly got in touch with staff at BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) and together it was determined …

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BC SPCA sounds alarm on dangers of rodenticides for wildlife and pets

July 29, 2020

Every year hundreds of native wild animals are brought to wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada suffering from the effects of poison. This poison was not meant for them, but was set out in bait boxes at homes, parks, and buildings across communities to attract rodents. The full scale of the problem is unknown since most …

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