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New article co-authored by BC SPCA and international experts in Conservation Biology journal

February 12, 2017

A globally diverse group of 20 academics and humane groups has concluded that changing human practices to coexist with wildlife is the first step when considering whether, and how, to control wildlife. This is the first of seven principles for ethical wildlife control, determined by consensus at the BC SPCA and University of British Columbia …

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Ease her pain: Maple Ridge staff hope public can help sweet Roxy

February 7, 2017

She came into BC SPCA care screaming in pain. Roxy, a young, long-legged fawn Chihuahua at the Maple Ridge BC SPCA Branch, has one knee that slips out of place, causing her great pain. SPCA staff are hoping animal lovers will come to Roxy’s rescue and help this sweet girl get the surgery she needs. …

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Government of B.C. announces $5 million for BC SPCA’s capital plan

January 31, 2017

The B.C. Government has announced an additional $5 million for the BC SPCA to support the society’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters. “We are grateful to the Province of B.C. for their ongoing support of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC …

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Good Karma: Sweet Maltese in Penticton hoping for happy retirement

January 30, 2017

Staff at the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch are hoping a sweet senior canine has some good karma coming her way. Karma, an 11-year-old Maltese, was originally rescued from a hoarding situation, but the loving, elderly guardian who adopted her can no longer have her after moving into a care home. With a large mammary …

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Sweet senior NeNe hoping for help, new home after diagnosis

January 27, 2017

A sweet senior cat at the Squamish SPCA who has had a rough go needs some help from her animal-loving friends. Abandoned at a local women’s shelter, 12-year-old NeNe became seriously ill shortly after coming into BC SPCA care. “Poor NeNe suddenly stopped eating, began violently vomiting and became alarmingly lethargic – we had to …

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Brave North Peace dog who must lose a leg needs public’s help

January 26, 2017

An affectionate young pup in Fort St. John must lose a leg after one of her front legs was caught in a leg hold trap while on a hike with her former family. The trap severely damaged her foot and leg, leaving the 15-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog/Labrador retriever mix in tremendous pain. Now, North Peace …

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