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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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Think positive! How ‘positive’ lists help exotic animals

March 1, 2023

This summer, the Netherlands took a bold step forwards and introduced a positive list to address the animal welfare and other concerns associated with keeping exotic mammals as pets. Positive lists, as the name implies, are lists of species allowed to be kept as pets. They’re typically based on a comprehensive scientific risk assessment, which …

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Cat with large, necrotizing wound found on desolate logging road

February 23, 2023

Wilson, a senior, brown tabby cat, was found 14 kilometres into a logging road in Cranbrook by Good Samaritans. “They spotted something strange in the snow and went to investigate,” says Tia Yakimovitch, animal care supervisor at the East Kootenay BC SPCA. “As they got closer, they realized it was a cat and immediately brought …

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BC SPCA’s Prince George spay and neuter clinic hosts two feral cat days

February 21, 2023

The BC SPCA’s Prince George spay and neuter clinic, in partnership with Soft Paws Cat Rescue, held two feral cat spay and neuter days on February 9 and 16. “Soft Paws Cat Rescue has a manager for each of the feral cat colonies,” says Cari Ito, manager of the BC SPCA’s Prince George spay and …

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) found in Courtenay, B.C.

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
February 13, 2023

On February 10, 2023, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) was confirmed following a mass mortality event of feral rabbits in Courtenay, B.C. Staff at the BC SPCA Comox Animal Centre kindly volunteered to collect specimens for submission to the Ministry of Forests. This is the first time since 2019 the virus has been found in British …

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