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Success combatting cat overpopulation in Dawson Creek inspires neighbouring community

Cute ginger coloured cat looking sleepy lying head down onto blanket
June 29, 2018

On the heels of a game-changing spay and neuter program in the city of Dawson Creek, the town of Pouce Coupe has joined the fight against cat overpopulation. “After noticing the incredible results we were able to achieve in Dawson Creek, the town of Pouce Coupe got in touch with us and provided $5,000 to …

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Canada Day fête prep: don’t forget your pet

June 29, 2018

As people across the province prepare for Canada Day festivities, the BC SPCA is reminding everyone to think of their animal friends, especially where fireworks are involved. “Fireworks can be upsetting to our furry friends. Sometimes animals may panic, which can put both pets and people in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager …

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House cat takes a ride outside – why it’s a good idea to sign up for the BC Pet Registry

June 28, 2018

While some felines make plans for cat naps and playtime, one cat in Richmond had some other ideas earlier this month. Lily is typically an indoor cat, but managed to make her grand escape and hitch a ride in the bumper of a car in Richmond. The owner of the car drove to various locations …

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Impact from spay and neuter grant measurable in the Comox Valley

June 27, 2018

More than 600 cats have been spayed and neutered in the town of Comox and City of Courtenay thanks to a generous grant of $78,385 from PetSmart Charities of Canada and the results are already visible in the branch and in the community. “We are seeing first hand the impact of this program in our …

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BC SPCA applauds Burnaby’s decision to restrict sale of pets from stores

June 26, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding a move by the City of Burnaby to limit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits (except for spayed and neutered domestic rabbits) to adoptions from approved shelters and rescues. BC SPCA manager of public policy and outreach Amy Morris says the new bylaw, approved by Burnaby council on June …

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BC SPCA investigates allegations of cruelty at Fraser Valley chicken farm

June 26, 2018

Just one year after the BC SPCA investigated a shocking case of abuse and torture of broiler chickens by employees of Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack, SPCA constables are investigating further allegations of animal cruelty involving the same company and a Fraser Valley chicken farm, Jaedel Enterprises. In 2017, the BC SPCA recommended charges …

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Cuddles and charity rule the day as B.C. celebrities get Locked up for Love

June 21, 2018

Noteworthy names right across the province are looking to find a way out of their kennels once again at the BC SPCA’s annual Lock-In for Love event. The campaign, which a number of branches are participating in this month, involves a celebrity teaming up with an animal residing at one of our shelters to not …

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Drive safe tips for summer trips from ICBC and the BC SPCA

Dog With Sticking Out Tongue Sitting In A Car Seat
June 21, 2018

According to a recent survey of ICBC’s customers, 40 per cent of pet guardians plan to bring their pet on a road trip this summer. With only half of guardians saying they own a vehicle restraint or safety device for their pet, ICBC and the BC SPCA are urging drivers to drive smart and consider …

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