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BC SPCA asks public to remove bird feeders after salmonella outbreak

pine siskin
March 23, 2021

UPDATE: Salmonella outbreak continues, BC SPCA asks public to remove bird feeders until warmer weather in April-May. Wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Lower Mainland saw an increase in pine siskins admitted due to Salmonella in February and March. Wild ARC in Victoria also continues to admit smaller numbers of pine siskins, as well as a …

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SPCA applauds Salmon Arm on motion to ban rodenticides

March 18, 2021

The BC SPCA applauds the City of Salmon Arm’s decision to ban the use of all anticoagulant rodenticides on city properties and incorporate humane pest control practices on all public properties. A motion was brought forward by Councillor Sylvia Lindgren following discussions by the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee. The motion passed unanimously March 8th, making …

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The BC SPCA in Kelowna kicks off Easter with fun baskets for kids

easter basket
March 15, 2021

**UPDATE** Online sales sold out but limited quantity available to purchase Saturday, April 3 – 10:00 to 4:00 at Orthoquest, 1015 Richter St., Kelowna With Easter around the corner, the BC SPCA in Kelowna is “hopping” to make it a little extra special for kids this year with some special baskets. Geared for kids aged …

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BC SPCA gifted with 200 stuffies by anonymous donor

burnaby stuffies
March 12, 2021

The BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre recently received a pleasant surprise in the form of 200 stuffies, all of which were donated by an anonymous donor. The shelter distributed them to several BC SPCA locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby. As part of their ongoing outreach service program, the BC SPCA in Burnaby provided the stuffies to their North Burnaby Neighbourhood House partner. Over …

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BC SPCA and Salvation Army partnership in Williams Lake helps families with pets

March 8, 2021

The BC SPCA in Williams Lake is partnering with the Williams Lake Salvation Army in order to help serve pet guardians who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “While we have provided pet food whenever we could to people in need throughout the years, the shelter has now been able to expand their pet …

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BC SPCA work leads to discovery of new feline virus

animal cruelty officer holding kitten
March 6, 2021

A mysterious contagious disease outbreak at the BC SPCA’s Community Animal Centre in Vancouver last year has led to the discovery of a new feline virus. The BC SPCA team not only successfully contained the outbreak, but their work led to the discovery of the previously unknown fechavirus (not related to COVID-19). Staff became concerned …

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