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Fernie dog trainer recognized with accreditation from the BC SPCA

May 26, 2021

Project K9 is the first dog training company in the Elk Valley region to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation, which recognizes companies committed to high animal welfare.   Katie Guille, owner and trainer at Project K9, knows the importance of the program for dog guardians, especially in B.C., where dog training is not regulated. Guille says, …

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BC SPCA seizes 24 animals, including 17 neglected puppies, from Interior breeder

May 25, 2021

Sixteen neglected Pomeranian and Yorkshire terrier-cross puppies and one three-month-old Labrador retriever are in the care of the BC SPCA this week after SPCA constables executed a warrant on a property near Kamloops, B.C. The puppies, all under a year old, were seized due to unsanitary living conditions, overcrowding and lack of ventilation. SPCA officers …

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Data shows no increase in cat relinquishment following ban on declawing

Cat using scratching post looking up playfully
May 20, 2021

Three years ago this month, the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia’s announced a ban on feline declawing, a decision hailed by animal welfare organizations. “For two decades the BC SPCA has been on record opposing procedures such as declawing, tail docking, ear cropping, and devocalization that impact an animal’s ability to experience good welfare …

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B.C. government ignores threat to British Columbians by failing to act on mink farms

mink cub in hands
May 19, 2021

The B.C. and federal governments continue to provide fur farms access to funding program to support luxury fur exports, even as COVID cases on mink farms continue to threaten human health.   News of yet another COVID-19 outbreak on a Fraser Valley mink farm this week has highlighted the danger of the B.C. government’s inaction …

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BC SPCA launches low-income spay neuter pilot-program in Kamloops to begin addressing cat overpopulation

May 17, 2021

The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Kamloops is launching a low income spay/neuter pilot-program to address cat overpopulation in the city. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years,” says Ashley …

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When Hounds Fly, a conversation about science-based dog training

AnimalKind accredited trainer Sarah Shapiro-Ward
May 13, 2021

To celebrate the recent BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation of  When Hounds Fly Vancouver, we talked to head trainer Sarah Shapiro-Ward PhD, CPDT-KA, about dog training and why positive reinforcement is good for dogs. Shapiro-Ward, who previously spent time on the West Coast as a biochemistry postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria, got her start …

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