Take action to help animals on Animal Abuse Prevention Day
April 22, 2014
April 23, 2014 is Animal Abuse Prevention Day in British Columbia and the BC SPCA is hoping the province’s communities will rally around a great cause by taking action.
Animal Abuse Prevention Day has been observed since 2011 after a private citizen requested a provincial proclamation as a memorial to 56 sled dogs in Whistler, B.C., who lost their lives on April 23, 2010. That proclamation has been observed by the provincial government each year since, making this year the fourth annual event.
The BC SPCA investigates nearly 8,000 complaints of animal abuse and neglect each year, but the good news is, you can help. Everyone is invited to help the province’s most vulnerable animals. Here’s a few of the things you can do:
Don’t be a bystander! If you are concerned that an animal may be in distress, do not ignore it. Your actions could help save a life. In addition to protecting the animal, you may also be protecting children or adults at risk of being harmed. Recognize the signs of an animal in distress and report animal cruelty to BC SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.