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Retired RN from Union Bay becomes a BC SPCA-accredited dog trainer

October 28, 2021

In 2018, after decades of nursing, Lisadawn Shackleford’s passion for dogs led her to found Country Canine Care while still working part-time as a critical care RN. Fast forward to today, now retired from nursing, Shackleford is dedicated full-time to running Country Canine Care and providing humane, science-based dog training services. Her company has now …

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Stoked Dogs: From adopter to BC SPCA accredited dog trainer

Lynn Gagnon, owner and trainer at Stoked Dogs Training & Behaviour and her dog
October 28, 2021

What started as an adoption of a rescue dog turned into a life-changing decision for Lynn Gagnon, owner and trainer at Stoked Dogs Training & Behaviour – the first company in Revelstoke to be recognized with BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation. Gagnon’s dog trainer journey began nearly ten years ago when she discovered that her German …

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Applications open as BC SPCA Spay/Neuter Grant Program celebrates 10th year

October 14, 2021

Applications are now open for the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter grant program. Now in its tenth year, the program provides grants to help B.C. communities reduce animal suffering by preventing pet overpopulation. The program is designed to help non-profit community organizations, veterinarians and regional and municipal governments implement targeted spay/neuter projects at a low …

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BC SPCA seizes 71 cats and kittens from Squamish-area property

October 5, 2021

The BC SPCA has seized 71 cats and kittens from two motorhomes on a rural property near Squamish. The animals were taken to a specialized BC SPCA facility for assessment and have now been moved to other locations for ongoing care. “The investigation involved a hoarding situation where the cats and kittens were being kept …

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