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The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)

12 dogs seized from Vancouver Island breeder due to lack of veterinary care

BC SPCA and RCMP respond to complaint and find several animals in distress

The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)
(We Animals/BC SPCA)

BC SPCA slams proposed changes to mink farm standards after 2 COVID outbreaks

Changes allow use of carbon monoxide to kill mink

(We Animals/BC SPCA)
B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

Dog was adopted into a ‘wonderful home’ after the attack

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog
The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)

Learning about animals goes online with BC SPCA’s summer camps for kids

Kids can learn to speak ‘cat’ and more in SPCA’s weekly online summer sessions

The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)
Shuswap SPCA expands animal food bank service to pet guardians in need

Shuswap SPCA expands animal food bank service to pet guardians in need

Pet food also available through Second Harvest Food Bank

  • May 26, 2020
Shuswap SPCA expands animal food bank service to pet guardians in need
The B.C. SPCA marked World Health Day on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, by naming two corgi puppies after B.c.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. (BC SPCA photo)

More than 400 animals have been adopted amid pandemic: B.C. SPCA

People are taking this time of social distancing to find a loyal companion through the animal welfare group

The B.C. SPCA marked World Health Day on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, by naming two corgi puppies after B.c.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. (BC SPCA photo)
The BC SPCA announces restrictions on public access to shelters efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Contributed)

BC SPCA restricts access to shelters over COVID-19 concerns

Staff and volunteers will continue caring for the animals on site

The BC SPCA announces restrictions on public access to shelters efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Contributed)
Victoria Olynik stands in the newly rebuilt “catio” at the Shuswap SPCA building in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: Local contractors rebuild Shuswap SPCA’s “catio”

$3,000 in donations received for rebuilt structure that was collapsed by snow

Victoria Olynik stands in the newly rebuilt “catio” at the Shuswap SPCA building in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Fievel the cat was found trapped under the hood of a car after a long drive, serving as a reminder for drivers to “Think Thump” before they begin driving. (BC SPCA photo)

Shuswap drivers warned to check under the hood – for cats

Think & Thump decal to raise awareness of animals seeking refuge in vehicles

Fievel the cat was found trapped under the hood of a car after a long drive, serving as a reminder for drivers to “Think Thump” before they begin driving. (BC SPCA photo)
Victoria Olynik, branch manager of the Shuswap SPCA, stands in front of the recently collapsed outdoor cat shelter on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos and video: Snow collapses cat shelter at Shuswap SPCA

Organization says no cats were injured, help wanted to rebuild

Victoria Olynik, branch manager of the Shuswap SPCA, stands in front of the recently collapsed outdoor cat shelter on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA

Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA

The dog was also found to be emaciated and suffering from a flea infestation

Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA
Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island

Wild ARC says creature likely blown off course as a result of recent storms

Rare tropical brown booby seabird rescued on Vancouver Island