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City of Vancouver helps prevent animal cruelty with pet sales ban

puppy in pet store cage
June 29, 2017

The City of Vancouver council voted unanimously Wednesday in favour of banning the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from pet stores, a move applauded by the BC SPCA. “Council is standing up against the importation of puppies from mills and issues related to impulse purchases,” said Amy Morris, BC SPCA manager of public policy …

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BC SPCA warns of highrise dangers for cat guardians

June 6, 2017

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning to cat guardians in highrise buildings to safeguard their pets after a number of cats have suffered injury or death after falling from balconies. “At the Vancouver shelter we’ve had four cats brought to us in two weeks alone who were seriously injured after jumping or falling from …

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BC SPCA removes 17 neglected dogs from Cowichan breeder

June 6, 2017

BC SPCA constables have removed 17 badly neglected dogs – 15 Silky Terriers and two German shepherds – from a dog breeder in Cowichan. The 10 female and five male dogs, ranging from one to nine years old, were legally surrendered into SPCA care following a brief investigation. The dogs were in poor condition, with …

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Sweet Mattea needs public’s help on the road to a happy, active life

June 1, 2017

BC SPCA staff are hoping a dog who came into the care of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach SPCA with a broken hip will get some help from her animal-loving friends. Mattea, an adorable two-year-old German shepherd mix, has problems sitting properly and limps, as the injury never received medical care. “This lovely girl is so loving …

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