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Number of puppies in BC SPCA care continues to rise in 2023

April 5, 2023

The BC SPCA has seen a marked increase in the number of puppies surrendered to its care this year. “We have had almost 350 puppies come into care so far, compared to 200 at this time last year,” says Eileen Drever, the BC SPCA’s senior officer for protection and stakeholder relations. Most recently, a breeder …

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Update on 15 starving dogs rescued from Clearwater breeder

April 1, 2023

It was a devastating story. These were some of the most emaciated dogs that the animal protection officers who rescued them and the veterinarians who treated them had ever seen. In January, BC SPCA animal protection officers seized 13 starving dogs from an individual in Clearwater who was breeding and selling presa canario dogs for …

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Dog found tied to railing will be taken care of forever in his new home

March 31, 2023

He was found tied to a railing in front of a building in downtown Prince George. He had a large, protruding mass on his leg and a heartbreaking note on his collar asking someone to take care of him. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan found him and took him to the BC SPCA where he was …

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Budget-friendly catios

BC SPCA Catio tour 2019
March 27, 2023

Have you ever experienced “catio-envy”? It’s the feeling you get when you scroll through images of custom-built luxury catios and realize that they’re simply out of reach for your budget and your backyard. Cat patios, called catios, are a great way to provide safe outdoor access for cats. However, as much as we’d like to, …

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BC SPCA applauds B.C. government’s announcement on veterinary student funding

Veterinarian at clinic is examining a cute kitten
March 24, 2023

The BC SPCA is applauding the B.C. government’s announcement of permanent funding towards 20 new subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Last April, the government announced that it was investing nearly $10.7 million to increase the number of subsidized seats from …

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