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BC SPCA applauds passing of Bill C-84 by Senate of Canada

June 19, 2019

The BC SPCA applauds the passing of Bill C-84 by the Senate of Canada. The bill offers better protection for animals from acts of bestiality and from being used for animal fighting. Under the updated legislation anyone convicted of bestiality would be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry and can be banned from owning …

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Local heroes get locked in to help animals in need

June 16, 2019

Notable local professionals are going behind bars in communities across B.C. to help neglected, homeless and suffering animals. Lock-In for Love events will take place at various SPCA branches and participants will be locked inside dog kennels with a furry friend until they meet their fundraising goal. “Lock-In for Love is a fundraiser that’s also fun …

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Ask the SPCA: How to cope with the loss of a beloved pet

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June 11, 2019

After spending years of your lives together the time comes to part ways. It can be difficult to accept that a beloved pet is gone forever. The SPCA offers this guide to help pet guardians through a pet’s final days and the grieving process. Making the decision Making the decision to end a pet’s suffering …

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SPCA searching for person who left mother dog and puppies at garbage dump

June 10, 2019

The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill. “There is no excuse for simply walking away from a …

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BC SPCA applauds passing of Bill S-203 to ban whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

June 10, 2019

The BC SPCA is praising the passing of Bill S-203 after a final debate about the new legislation in Ottawa today. Nicknamed the ‘Free Willy’ bill, S-203 bans keeping whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in captivity in Canada. “Bill S-203 not only bans the capture and confinement of whales and dolphins, it also criminalizes the breeding …

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