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Prince Rupert SPCA think Edward was attacked by another animal. His vet bills will be high. (Contributed photo)

Cat with massive face wound found walking B.C. streets for a week

The orange tabby now named Edward is recovering and will be ready for adoption in several weeks

 

A pair of baby birds remain in care after the two nestling house finches were found alone on the ground beside a deceased sibling. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria wildlife centre celebrates 25 years with pair of bird releases

25 years strong, BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabiltiation Centre restores flight for owl, gull

 

“During the summer we always have a huge influx of kittens needing homes, but this year we have so many other animals awaiting their forever homes, as well,” BC SPCA communications manager Lori Chortyk says. (BC SPCA handout photo)

BC SPCA sees ‘abrupt slowdown’ in adoptions after 2 years of spike from pandemic pets

The animal welfare organization would have as many as 100 applications in a 24-hour window for a single puppy

 

Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)

BC SPCA seeks help for amputee kitten in Williams Lake

Macy the kitten is recovering after she was found along highway with shattered hip

  • Jul 28, 2022
Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)
Animal rights group allegedly shot video of the conditions for pigs at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. (PETA/Youtube screengrab)

Amidst Abbotsford trial for animal advocates, BC SPCA calls for cameras in slaughterhouses

In 2019 the BCSPCA allegedly turned in a whistleblower for sharing footage from inside a hog farm

Animal rights group allegedly shot video of the conditions for pigs at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. (PETA/Youtube screengrab)
A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

National avian flu outbreak launches B.C. bird feeder safety debate

BCSPCA says feeders and baths pose risk, others says chief concern is protecting poultry

A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)

PHOTOS: Mother dog leads SPCA officials to newborn pups at Agassiz property

Dallas was found caring for a litter of nine puppies

Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)
BC SPCA is seeing cat hoarder situations become more common, leading to crowding in the society’s shelters. (Black Press Media file)

BC SPCA halves cat adoption fees to ease shelter crowding

Society says it’s seen a spike in massive donations from hoarder situations

BC SPCA is seeing cat hoarder situations become more common, leading to crowding in the society’s shelters. (Black Press Media file)
This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA seize 123 neglected animals in Fort St. James, 130 found dead in Vanderhoof

A staggering 120 cats and three small dogs were taken from the property

This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)

Dead pigeons in SkyTrain cages not neglect but caused by hawk killings: pest control company

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition over concerns arouund the dead birds

An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)
How can you resist this face? Hamsters are one of the small animals available through the BC SPCA’s ‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ pay-as-you-can promotion through May 31. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA holding special adoption event for some unusual potential pets

‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ promotion highlights small animals, birds, and reptiles

How can you resist this face? Hamsters are one of the small animals available through the BC SPCA’s ‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ pay-as-you-can promotion through May 31. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
The BCSPCA says 59 cats and kittens, as well as one ewe, were rescued from a property in the Cloverdale over the weekend. (BCSPCA photo)

Dozens of kittens and 1 ewe rescued from feces-laden B.C. property

BC SPCA says abandoned Cloverdale home was covered in urine, feces and flies

The BCSPCA says 59 cats and kittens, as well as one ewe, were rescued from a property in the Cloverdale over the weekend. (BCSPCA photo)
Avian influenza is infecting birds, which is why the BC SPCA is asking the public to remove backyard bird feeders and bird baths (Submitted photo/Jessie McFarland)

Remove home bird feeders, empty bird baths to stop avian flu, BC SPCA asks

Avian flu is spreading and bird feeders and baths could spread the illness

Avian influenza is infecting birds, which is why the BC SPCA is asking the public to remove backyard bird feeders and bird baths (Submitted photo/Jessie McFarland)
Twenty-two rabbits were surrendered to the BC SPCA’s Victoria shelter this week. Thirteen have been transferred to other shelters while the SPCA looks for foster families. (Courtesy BC SPCA)

22 surrendered rabbits redistributed to Island SPCA shelters

Shelters in Port Alberni, Comox, Cowichan and Parksville take in animals from Victoria

Twenty-two rabbits were surrendered to the BC SPCA’s Victoria shelter this week. Thirteen have been transferred to other shelters while the SPCA looks for foster families. (Courtesy BC SPCA)
The BC SPCA’s South Peace centre is caring for 21 new puppies and a mother after they were found abandoned on someone’s property. (Courtesy BC SPCA)

21 newborn puppies found covered in antifreeze in northeastern B.C.

Critters under the care of BC SPCA’s South Peace centre and all expected to recover

The BC SPCA’s South Peace centre is caring for 21 new puppies and a mother after they were found abandoned on someone’s property. (Courtesy BC SPCA)
Displaced residents from the Winters Hotel fire can receive free shelter for pets from the SPCA. (B.C. SPCA photo)

B.C. SPCA offers free shelter for pets of residents displaced by Vancouver hotel fire

The B.C. SPCA is also providing emergency funding for pet food and supplies

Displaced residents from the Winters Hotel fire can receive free shelter for pets from the SPCA. (B.C. SPCA photo)
Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)

Humane dog trainers at the core of BC SPCA’s special accreditation program

The AnimalKind program audits trainers to ensure they offer humane training techniques

Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)
Sutter, 9, and his mom Leslie Rowse, hold Hazel the cat. When the Williams Lake BSCPCA asked for help to pay for Hazel’s surgery, the son and mom duo held a bake sale and raised $850. Now they’ve adopted Hazel. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sutter, 9, and his mom Leslie Rowse, hold Hazel the cat. When the Williams Lake BSCPCA asked for help to pay for Hazel’s surgery, the son and mom duo held a bake sale and raised $850. Now they’ve adopted Hazel. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)