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Special event: 10 Things your dog wishes you knew

Girl hugging dog looking at the camera
May 7, 2018

The BC SPCA presents an evening with internationally known animal behaviour and training consultant Chirag Patel. Learn what motivates your dog’s behaviour and watch hands-on demonstrations on how to address common behaviour issues through humane training. Following his presentation, Chirag will be joined by the BC SPCA’s Senior Manager of Behaviour and Welfare, Dr. Karen …

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Miracle recovery for Cedric, emaciated boxer found near death

May 7, 2018

A brave boxer, who was near death when he was rescued by the BC SPCA in January, received an Animal Courage Award at the BC SPCA annual awards ceremony in Richmond on May 4. Cedric was severely emaciated, with a body condition score of only one out of nine, when he came into SPCA care …

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Orphaned otter trio released back into the wild

May 2, 2018

Do you remember orphaned otters Lady, Cowby and Piers? Named for where they were found (Ladysmith, Cowichan Bay and Piers Island), the trio was finally ready to be released back into the wild. Video filmed and edited by Maude Rivard-Haustrate Kelly Letendre, an air traffic controller who works in the tower at Vancouver International Airport, …

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BC SPCA distributes more than $100,000 across B.C. to address cat overpopulation

Feral mother cat nursing her kitten litter outdoors
April 30, 2018

Community cats and animals on First Nations reserves are on the road to better lives thanks to the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant program. With the largest amount of funding available since the program’s inception six years ago, the BC SPCA is happy to announce the twenty grant recipients selected to address pet …

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BC SPCA seeks help in solving case involving cat left to die in dumpster

beautiful cat found in dumpster
April 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual who left a cat to die, buried in garbage, in southeast Pouce Coupe on April 23. The one-year-old female muted tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was found stuffed inside a box at the bottom of a dumpster with her legs forced behind her neck …

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