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BC SPCA puts the “fun” in fundraiser with Lock-In for Love

June 4, 2024

The BC SPCA’s Lock-in for Love puts the “fun” in fundraiser and it all starts right from your phone or keyboard! This one-of-a-kind event runs from June 5 through 22. Caring participants not only raise funds that will help change the lives of animals in local communities across B.C., but they also get the opportunity …

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BC SPCA calls on political parties to prioritize animal welfare in upcoming election

May 28, 2024

British Columbians are gearing up to cast their votes in the provincial election on October 19, 2024. Recognizing the importance of animal welfare initiatives to British Columbians, the BC SPCA has issued a call to the province’s four main political parties, urging them to integrate several animal welfare-related issues into their party platforms and commit …

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Safety tips for exploring the great outdoors with your pet

Black dog on leash in park looking up at woman
May 27, 2024

The spring and summer months are an excellent time to have amazing adventures exploring the outdoors with your dog and maybe even your cat. Ensure the experience is a positive one by taking steps to protect your pet’s health and minimize encounters with wildlife. Here are a few things to consider. Before venturing outside, remember …

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Celebrate World Otter Day May 29 with these ‘otterly’ awesome otter facts

River otter eating crab legs on rock
May 27, 2024

British Columbia is home to two species of otters – river otters and sea otters. Sea otters spend their lives in the ocean. They mate, sleep, groom, hunt, and give birth in the water. River otters are often confused for sea otters when they’re spotted in or near the ocean, but river otters are also …

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Vancouver dog trainer receives BC SPCA accreditation

May 24, 2024

Local Vancouver dog training company Carefree Hounds has been granted BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation, recognizing their commitment to high dog welfare. Sheelah Gullion, owner, and trainer at Carefree Hounds, focuses on training puppies and young dogs. Gullion says, “I work primarily with puppies and adolescent dogs because it’s the best way to raise a happy …

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Five ways to become a swallow steward this season

Barn swallow in the rain
May 24, 2024

While our avian friends have some pretty impressive qualities in common – forget flying, try building a nest sturdy enough to hold tiny hatchlings without using your hands! – birds belonging to the group of aerial insectivores are particularly impressive. Birds like swallows, swifts, martins, and nighthawks have a diet that consists almost completely of …

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