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BC SPCA provides temporary home for animals displaced by Winters Hotel fire

April 13, 2022

The BC SPCA is reaching out to residents displaced by the devastating fire at the Winters Hotel in Gastown to offer free shelter for their pets until they are able to find alternate housing. “We can only imagine how difficult and upsetting this is for these residents, so we are here to help in any …

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BC SPCA calls for ban on dog debarking

April 13, 2022

Following recent victories ending the practices of declawing in cats and ear cropping and tail docking in dogs, the BC SPCA is calling on the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) to enact a similar ban on canine devocalization. SUPPORT THE BAN What is canine devocalization? Devocalization, commonly referred to as “debarking”, involves partially …

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B.C. government doubles the number of subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students

April 5, 2022

More B.C. veterinary students will be able to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus this August, following an announcement by the B.C. government to double its number of subsidized seats for the first time in more than a decade. For the past few years, the BC SPCA …

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