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BC SPCA offers tips for safe summer travelling with your pet

June 4, 2021

Summer vacation planning is in full swing, and with international travel on hold, many British Columbians are opting for road trips closer to home. If your plans include your four-legged family members, the BC SPCA offers these tips for travelling safely with your pet. Before you leave Ensure your pet’s identification (tattoo, microchip) are up …

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End of an era: how to prepare your dog for your return to work

June 4, 2021

Being at home during the pandemic might have had its fair share of challenges, but one of the perks for pet guardians was having the opportunity to spend more time with your pooch. You no doubt relished your time together, enjoying some extra playtime and cuddles in between Zoom meetings and work assignments. Dogs and humans are already known to form close bonds. …

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Ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

June 2, 2021

Most Canadians don’t know that Canada is one of the only countries in the world that breeds, raises and transports horses overseas to be slaughtered. These gentle draft horses are bred and raised in feedlots in Canada and are exported by plane on journeys that can take more than 20 hours. Since 2013, more than 40,000 horses have been exported out of Canada. Take …

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Purrfecting your bond: building a catio for your cat this summer

June 2, 2021

Are you considering building a catio for your feline friend? Catios, or cat patios, are cat enclosures that provide enrichment, fresh air, and the stimulation of nature as well as ensures safety for your cat from the outdoors while protecting wildlife too. A catio can also be the perfect solution when you want to enjoy …

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B.C. veterinarian honoured for outstanding contributions to animals

Dr. Emilia Gordon
June 1, 2021

Dr. Emilia Wong Gordon, the BC SPCA’s senior manager of animal health, has been recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association for her outstanding contributions to the welfare of animals. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of the CVMA’s 2021 Humane Award, which honours a Canadian veterinarian whose leadership and care has contributed significantly to the …

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