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BC SPCA locations closed Sept. 30 to observe Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 29, 2023

All BC SPCA locations will be closed on September 30, as we observe National Truth & Reconciliation Day, a day to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. “A critical step toward reconciliation is public recognition and learnings about the atrocities experienced by Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada,” says BC SPCA …

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From chaos to calm: How to manage an overly excited dog

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September 28, 2023

There’s nothing quite like the joy of coming home to an excited, happy dog. However, some dogs can become overly excited while out and about, jumping up on their guardians or others. Kim Monteith, BC SPCA manager of animal welfare, shares tips and tricks for calming your overly excited dog and helping you manage your …

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Food label “fowl” play: the free-run myth

September 27, 2023

With so many labels on meat and eggs, it can be challenging to know what each means regarding animal welfare. Free-run and free-range can be particularly confusing labels on poultry products. It’s important to first define these labels in general terms to understand what they mean for farmed poultry. Free-run: animals are raised cage-free but …

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30 Dachshunds seized from terrible living conditions in the Okanagan

September 21, 2023

The BC SPCA seized 30 Dachshund dogs from an Okanagan breeder, ranging in age from four months to five years of age. The dogs were found to have dental disease, overgrown nails, exposure to high ammonia levels and were living in unsanitary conditions. They were kept in small crates; the little bedding present was soiled …

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BC SPCA urges drivers to use extra caution as daylight hours dwindle

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September 12, 2023

With the transition to autumn comes dwindling daylight hours, which typically signals an increase in owl patients at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC). The higher number of these night-time hunters needing care showcases how dangerous this time of year can be for nocturnal wildlife. This is a very risky time for …

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Update: Two dogs abandoned at animal centre with quills embedded in their faces

September 8, 2023

They were found tied to a picnic table in front of the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo animal centre in Prince George. Asha and Saki, two one-year-old husky mix sisters, were abandoned overnight just outside the range of the BC SPCA’s security cameras with porcupine quills embedded in their faces. “When animal centre staff arrived at …

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