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On first anniversary of provincial mink farming phase-out, polling confirms British Columbians agree with government decision

American mink takes a look around as it hunts along the rocky shore at Clover Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
November 4, 2022

In November 2021, the B.C. government made the historic announcement to phase out mink farms in the province. At the time of this announcement, a temporary ban on mink breeding was already in place as of July 2021. Under the phase-out plan, the breeding of mink was permanently banned. By April 2023, there must not …

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Senior cat thrown from moving car wins life lottery

Merlot, a senior cat was thrown from a moving vehicle and survived without injury!
November 4, 2022

You would never guess that Merlot was a 16-year-old senior, especially when you see him playing with string and laser toys. And especially when you know a little about his history. Merlot was brought to the BC SPCA animal centre in Nanaimo by a Good Samaritan who witnessed him being thrown from a moving vehicle. …

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Senior Chihuahua King Pedro and his pack need your help

November 4, 2022

It is no way for a senior dog to live out his last years. Three Chihuahuas, including a 13-year-old senior named King Pedro, were found living in unsanitary conditions with no access to water. They arrived at the BC SPCA animal centre in Kelowna with a host of health and behavioural issues that will require …

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BC SPCA and TELUS Health MyPet join forces to make virtual veterinary care more accessible

November 2, 2022

TELUS Health to donate $2 to support the services of the BC SPCA for every download of TELUS Health MyPet until December 31, 2022. TELUS Health and the BC SPCA have joined forces to provide access to virtual veterinary care through the newly launched TELUS Health MyPet service, offering reduced rates for virtual consultations for …

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Provincial government announces changes to permanently restrict certain rodenticides

Cycle of secondary poisoning - great horned owl next to Norway rat and blue rodenticide blocks.
October 31, 2022

The Provincial government has recently announced permanent changes to Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR), to significantly reduce second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) in B.C. New requirements will prohibit all public and most commercial uses of SGARs in B.C., with limited exemptions. This is a big step forward for animal welfare – protecting wildlife from exposure to …

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