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Dog fosters urgently needed in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

January 30, 2023

The BC SPCA has an immediate need for dog fosters in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to provide temporary boarding and a loving home for animals in need. “January has been very busy,” says Adrienne McBride, senior director, community animal services for the BC SPCA. “More than 80 dogs came into our care this …

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BC SPCA seizes 129 neglected cattle in Cawston, B.C.

January 27, 2023

BC SPCA animal protection officers have seized 129 neglected cattle in two separate seizures from a property in Cawston, B.C. The cattle were being housed in substandard conditions with no access to shelter or protection from the elements. Numerous carcasses of dead cows were also discovered on the property. “The pens where the cattle were …

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New petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

January 23, 2023

UPDATE:  It has been over a year since the federal Minister of Agriculture was given the mandate to end the live export of horses for slaughter. Approximately 2,000 horses have been transported since this announcement, while Canadians wait for action from the federal government. Despite the overwhelming numbers of Canadians who signed the 2021 e-petition …

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It’s the Year of the Rabbit – how much do you know about our furry friends?

January 20, 2023

January 22, 2023, marks the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit begins. The rabbit is the luckiest animal on the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes the character traits of creativity, compassion and sensitivity. It is a great time to learn more about our furry friends. “Rabbits are a much more complex and interesting …

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BC SPCA rescues 10 malamute cross dogs in northern B.C. after guardian hospitalized

January 19, 2023

Ten malamute/husky cross dogs are safe in BC SPCA care in Prince George after being rescued by SPCA animal protection officers from a remote property three hours north of Fort St. John. The dogs were left on the property without food or water after their guardian became hospitalized. “Thankfully, we were alerted to the situation …

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Wild at heart – 135 species treated at Wild ARC in 2022

Barn owl perched on a cedar branch with wings spread out
January 18, 2023

As we say goodbye to 2022, the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is already readying themselves for this year’s busy season. Thanks to the dedication of staff, volunteers, and our community, Wild ARC was able to care for animals last year from 135 different species, each with their own unique diet, treatment …

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