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Longing for Love: Is one of these long-stay animals your perfect match?

September 9, 2022

As adoptions have slowed during the summer, there are more animals staying for longer periods in the BC SPCA’s care. There is no time limit – they stay with us until they find a forever home. “We believe that every animal can find their forever home, it just takes a little longer to find the …

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Support the petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities

Close-up of a sheep on a farm.
August 25, 2022

Update: The federal petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities has now closed. More than 9,000 Canadians voiced their concern about this issue. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for farm animals – the petition is currently awaiting government response. Original story: July 14, 2022 The BC SPCA is urging Canadians to sign an …

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Abandoned cat found wandering with massive face wound needs your help

August 17, 2022

WARNING: The following story contains graphic images The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Edward, an abandoned orange tabby who was picked up by Good Samaritans after he was seen wandering the streets for more than a week with a huge wound on his face. “These amazing people were able to safely capture Edward …

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BC SPCA seizes 32 rabbits from Vancouver residence

August 15, 2022

BC SPCA animal protection officers have rescued 32 neglected rabbits from a Vancouver residence. The animals were being bred for profit. Eileen Drever, senior officer for protection and stakeholder relations for the BC SPCA, says the rabbits were being kept in substandard and unsanitary conditions. “When our officers entered, the rooms smelled strongly of urine …

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Slowdown in adoptions for first time since beginning of pandemic

August 11, 2022

During the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020-21, BC SPCA locations across the province were flooded with adoption applications as people sought the companionship and comfort of a pet to help them cope with the social isolation. “When a puppy came into our care, we would have multiple applications – sometime up to 100 …

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