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BC SPCA permanently closing Vernon community animal centre

November 15, 2023

Due to a number of ongoing concerns related to the structural integrity of the Vernon community animal centre, the BC SPCA has made the difficult decision to permanently close the facility to the public, effective November 17. “We have been aware of growing concerns related to the building’s foundation, walls, and ceiling, but a recent …

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Found living in filth – where are the rescued Yorkies now?

November 3, 2023

Remember the story of the 16 Yorkshire terriers and a Pomeranian seized by BC SPCA animal protection officers after they were found in appalling living conditions? Their lives have changed so much in such a brief time. A North Okanagan-area breeder was housing the dogs in a room with an overwhelming ammonia smell and dirty, …

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4 ways to keep community cats safe this winter

Stray cat lying on the pavement cold from the snow
November 2, 2023

Outdoor cats live in communities across B.C. Some have guardians but, sadly, many do not. Whenever possible, we look to trap, spay/neuter and re-home unowned community cats and recommend that pet cats be kept indoors for their own health and safety. Some community cats, however, have been born and raised outdoors and never socialized to …

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