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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in finding poodle stolen from Vancouver shelter

July 25, 2018

The BC SPCA is asking anyone who may have information about a dog stolen from the Vancouver SPCA shelter last evening to please call the Vancouver police or the society’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722. Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA says someone broke into the shelter after hours on …

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5 Shocking reasons “not” to adopt a senior cat

July 24, 2018

Don’t want a rewarding relationship? Then don’t adopt a senior cat. Entertaining, adorable and full of personality? It’s overwhelming! It’s so incredibly unfair that senior cats are cute, cuddly, and camera ready (whether it’s a photobombing or otherwise). They also tend to have their personality traits nailed down, so if you don’t want to be …

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

July 23, 2018

It’s all paws on deck as the BC SPCA prepares for its adult cat adoption promotion, taking place from Monday, July 23 to Sunday, July 29. The event is proudly presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, with SPCA locations across the province participating. “The promotion offers 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for our …

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BC SPCA hospitals promote Fear Free approach

July 17, 2018

The BC SPCA’s vet clinics are working to ensure happy and less stressful vet visits for both animals and guardians by integrating a new approach to handling and caring for animals, known as Fear Free™. As of 2018, all BC SPCA veterinary staff across the province have been certified under this method. The Fear Free™ …

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The best of B.C.’s wildlife: Get behind the lens with our annual photo contest

July 16, 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age, are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15 …

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