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Keeping the coast clear

Sea turtle swimming with plastic bag in mouth
May 29, 2023

World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on June 8. It’s a day to commemorate and acknowledge all that the ocean provides us with. The ocean, which covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface, produces at least 50 percent of the planet’s oxygen. It’s also home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main …

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BC SPCA’s pet food banks struggling to keep up with demand

May 25, 2023

An increase in demand and an early start to B.C.’s wildfire season has the BC SPCA struggling to stock their pet food banks. In 2022, the BC SPCA provided 532,000 meals through pet food banks. “When guardians and their pets are evacuated due to a natural disaster like wildfires or floods, they can be away …

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Why folklore husbandry is dangerous for exotic animals

May 23, 2023

Have you ever questioned something and been told, “It’s always been done that way”? This, in a nutshell, is folklore husbandry. Understanding folklore husbandry ‘Folklore husbandry’ is a term used to describe ways of caring for animals that are widely accepted and practiced without any real evaluation. It is especially prevalent for exotic animals (wild animals …

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BC SPCA ready to assist pet guardians affected by Fort St. John wildfires

May 16, 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of-control wildfires in Fort St. John. Last night evacuation orders and alerts were  issued for North Peace. Today staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location. Animals in the …

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