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Good things come in small packages: How to interact with small animals

May 12, 2022

People confident in their cat and dog handling abilities might find themselves feeling a little less self-assured around animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats or mice. “When you’re interacting with small animals, it’s important to consider their needs and feelings, just like you would with a dog or a cat,” says Meghann Cant, …

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BC SPCA Spring Lottery closes Friday – 50/50 pot already over $700,000

May 11, 2022

Sales end May 13 at midnight for the BC SPCA’s spring Lottery for animals in need. One of the society’s biggest fundraisers, the spring Lottery has broken records again this year with the bonus 50/50 pot already more than $700,000 and climbing. Tickets are more than 90% sold. “This 50/50 pot could rise all the …

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Vancouver Island SPCA shelters rally to help 22 rabbits surrendered in Victoria

May 5, 2022

BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island are “hopping” on board to help 22 rabbits who were surrendered this week after their guardian was no longer able to care for them. “A member of the community came to us seeking help, and our staff have been working to ensure that all 22 bunnies receive the shelter, …

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BC SPCA asks public to remove bird feeders due to avian influenza outbreak

Red-winged blackbird at a bird feeder
May 5, 2022

The presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in Canada, with cases spreading rapidly across the country and confirmed detections in B.C. The BC SPCA is asking the public to temporarily remove backyard bird feeders and empty bird baths to prevent the spread of the disease. Wild birds play a key …

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