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Indoor winter workouts for your pet

November 28, 2018

It can be a challenge to make sure your pet is getting the exercise they need to stay healthy in cooler temperatures — especially if some situations don’t allow you and your four-legged friend to go outside. “You’d be surprised at how much activity your pet can get indoors,” says Karen van Haaften, BC SPCA …

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Beautiful Bonnie needs treatment after dreadful injury

November 26, 2018

Four-month-old Bonnie is off to a rough start after suffering an injury in an unknown incident. Now, staff at the SPCA’s South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch are hoping you’ll be able to help this kitten recover. Donate Now » “Because of the wound, little Bonnie has been left with all of the skin on her jaw ripped …

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Electrified raccoon trap highlights dangers of “DIY pest control”

A dangerous home-made raccoon trap
November 22, 2018

On November 15, the BC SPCA Animal Helpline received a call from a member of the public in the Arbutus Ridge area of Vancouver, who found a raccoon trapped inside a home-made electrified cage trap. The caller heard the young raccoon crying throughout the night and found the raccoon trapped in a modified cat trap …

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Fragile kittens rescued from feral colony need your help to heal

November 22, 2018

Littermates Iris, Leo, Georgia and Vader are lucky to be alive after being rescued by a Good Samaritan who found the sick and injured kittens living outdoors in a feral colony. When they arrived at the BC SPCA’s Prince Rupert Branch, they were suffering from a range of medical issues, including eyes so severely infected …

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Why senior animals make great pets

November 22, 2018

It’s common for older pets to get overlooked at shelters with kittens and puppies also hoping for their forever homes. Cats and dogs are considered “senior” or “mature” at around the age of seven. “Often what we’ll see in the shelters is these young little puppies and kittens coming in, and everybody runs to them,” …

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Keep your home pet-safe for the holidays

November 22, 2018

It’s a festive time of year for humans, but it can be a tricky time for the animals in our lives. Whether it’s décor, plants, or the hustle and bustle at home, there are certain things guardians need to be aware of when celebrating the ‘howliday’ season. “No one wants their furry family members to …

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Friendly Fender on the mend after multiple injuries in hit-and-run

November 14, 2018

It’s been a tough start for six-month-old Pointer-Heeler-Cross Fender, who is currently being cared for by the BC SPCA’s Sunshine Coast Branch. Fender was found by a Good Samaritan after the pup sustained a fractured leg, pelvis and femoral head — the result of a hit-and-run where he’d been left for dead. Donate Now » …

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Winter wisdom: think and thump!

Stray cat lying on the pavement cold from the snow
November 14, 2018

It’s a quick gesture drivers can do to help animals during chillier days:  think and thump before you drive. When it’s cold outside, animals like cats and wildlife will try to find warmer places to seek shelter. This could include vehicles, particularly those that are warm. “Taking a few moments to thump on the hood …

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