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Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD) confirmed in B.C. deer

Two deer touching heads
October 29, 2020

Vancouver Island deer have a new risk this fall and winter. A news release (PDF) from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development confirmed Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) has been found in deer on Galiano and Mayne Islands and from the Maple Bay area of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. …

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Voice your views on care and handling of pigs during code consultation

BC SPCA building a better future for Canada's farms
October 29, 2020

The BC SPCA is reminding Canadians to voice their opinions on proposed amendments to the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Codes of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs before the deadline next month. National farm codes, developed by multi-stakeholder committees, are updated every 10 years, with an interim review conducted after five years. …

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A new Vancouver resident finds companionship with Olive, a black kitten, amidst the pandemic

Olive the kitten
October 29, 2020

Like most people, Brianne Hogan didn’t know what to expect from the COVID-19 pandemic. When news of the coronavirus first swept the country in early March, Hogan, a freelance writer, had just accepted a job offer in Vancouver and was prepared to make the cross-country move from her home in Prince Edward Island. “No one …

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BC SPCA’s Wild ARC is looking to recoup costs for injured shorebirds

sora bird wild arc
October 22, 2020

With the darker hours in the fall and winter season it’s common for the BC SPCA’s Wild Animals Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) to treat injured wildlife patients, particularly birds and raptors, who have been hit by cars or who hit windows. Recently, Wild ARC admitted two uncommon bird species into care. A Virginia Rail was …

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BC SPCA in Victoria expands pet food bank in partnership with the Cool Aid Society

October 14, 2020

The BC SPCA in Victoria is expanding its pet food bank outreach to help pet guardians who may need support in caring for their animals. “We have all gone through challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has had a financial impact on many families,” says Annie Prittie Bell, manager of the BC SPCA …

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The case for pet-friendly housing

October 13, 2020

It’s no secret that finding pet-friendly housing in B.C. – especially in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland – can be difficult. Breanna Kray’s recent apartment hunt to find pet friendly housing for her and her 15-month old puppy was challenging to say the least. “It’s extremely competitive to find rental apartments in Vancouver without a …