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Three ways to be an animal ambassador at farmers’ markets

June 4, 2019

The weather across the province has been heating up, and farmers’ markets are in full swing across B.C. (find a market near you). Farmers’ markets provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about where our food comes from and how it was produced. Whether or not you’re a regular at your local farmers’ market, you can …

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Register for Paws for a Cause and help animals in need

Paws for a Cause
June 3, 2019

Registration is now open for the BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®. Benefit from an early bird rate before June 30 using discount code HURRY. There will be walk events held in the following locations: Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) Fraser Valley (Chilliwack) Surrey Tri-Cities Okanagan (Vernon) Okanagan (Kelowna) Victoria Sunshine …

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BC SPCA seizes 15 badly neglected dogs from Fraser Valley breeder

Fraser Valley neglected dogs
May 30, 2019

The BC SPCA executed a warrant on May 29 to seize 15 badly neglected Bichon Frise dogs from a Fraser Valley breeder. The dogs, who range in age from under one year to 14 years, were suffering from a wide range of medical and grooming issues. “The dogs were very badly matted, with urine and …

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Updated bylaws increase protection for animals in the City of Vernon: SPCA

Children's hands caress and pet red border collie dog
May 28, 2019

The BC SPCA applauds Vernon City Council for approving an amendment to the city’s bylaws that covers basic standards of care and appropriate housing conditions for animals. “We’re so pleased on behalf of animals in our community to see these changes be approved,” says SPCA Vernon & District branch manager Chelsea Taylor. In the updated …

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BC SPCA urges Port Alberni-area dog guardians to vaccinate their pets against parvo

Young puppy dog getting a vaccination at the vet
May 27, 2019

The BC SPCA is warning Port Alberni-area dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against parvovirus after two dogs from the north side of the city were brought into SPCA care suffering from a strong strain of the virus. Parvovirus, or parvo, is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease that attacks the …

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Meow’s the time to make a new friend: adopt an adult cat for half the price

May 22, 2019

If you have room in your home and your heart for a new best friend, the BC SPCA invites you to check out the amazing cats looking for their furr-ever family during our upcoming adult cat adoption promotion. The event, proudly presented by Hill’s® Pet Nutrition, takes place May 25-31 in SPCA shelters across B.C. …

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