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BC SPCA issues warning about individuals selling sick kittens in Surrey

March 14, 2023

The BC SPCA is warning the public to beware of a man and woman selling sick, skinny kittens in Surrey. The SPCA has received 11 complaints during the past several months from people believed to have purchased kittens and cats from the pair. “In many cases the animals begin showing symptoms of illness days after …

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Skunks test positive for avian influenza

Two skunks on stone blocks
March 14, 2023

The government has confirmed that eight deceased skunks found in Vancouver and Richmond have tested positive for HPAI (avian influenza). Please see their official release below: Skunks in Richmond, Vancouver test positive for avian influenza VICTORIA – Testing has confirmed eight skunks found dead in late February in Richmond and Vancouver are positive for avian …

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Community of Greater Victoria works together to keep local wildlife safe

March 13, 2023

British Columbia counts its abundance and diversity of wildlife among its greatest attractions. But interactions between wild animals and humans can often lead to injuries or displacement for wild animals in urban settings. Breanne Beckett, the BC SPCA’s senior manager for the Victoria area, says the task of keeping wild animals safe is a significant …

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Dog trainer hopes to inspire pet parents after receiving BC SPCA accreditation

Fluff in the Forest dog-trainer: Kaeli Grotz with sheltie Freya on trail
March 7, 2023

Lower Mainland company Fluff in the Forest Dog Training has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation. Owner and trainer Kaeli Grotz wants to use the opportunity to inspire pet parents to consider their animal’s welfare when choosing a dog trainer. Grotz has always been passionate about helping people learn, including in her former career training people …

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The dangers of marijuana and dogs

A happy golden retriever smiling while being walked on a leash on a pavement sidewalk
March 6, 2023

An increasing concern for pet guardians walking outdoors with their pets is the dangers of marijuana butts left on sidewalks and in dog parks. After her six-year-old cocker spaniel Joey became sick multiple times after picking up and eating joint butts off the ground,  Kelowna-area resident Shelley Wood says she keeps a vigilant watch on her pet when out in public spaces. “On two …

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