THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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Vancouver Island woman charged in dog beating

October 13, 2016

Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island woman accused of beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so severely that the dog had to be euthanized due to critical distress.


Alberni SPCA staff hope public can help kitten who must lose a leg

October 12, 2016

A tiny black-and-white kitten on Vancouver Island is being brave as she prepares to lose one of her legs.


Local veterinarian donates hospital to BC SPCA

October 12, 2016

Dr. Claudia Richter of Burnaby Veterinary Hospital (BVH) has donated her business to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Five ways you can end farm animals' suffering in transportation

October 1, 2016

Do you think there should be more rules about the temperature on a farm animal transport truck? How about how many animals are in that small space?


New five-year plan targets B.C.’s cat overpopulation crisis

March 31, 2014

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new five-year plan to combat animal cruelty and suffering in B.C.


People’s Choice winners announced for BC SPCA’s Wildlife-In-Focus contest

October 11, 2016

Two photographers have claimed the new BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest People’s Choice Award with photos that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments.


New Book Buddies program brings young readers and cats together

October 15, 2014

Have a budding bookworm or two in the family? If so, the BC SPCA is starting a new program they might want to know about.


Cage-free may not mean what you think: BC SPCA cautions consumers about food labels

October 6, 2016

Tianna Gauvreau, BC SPCA humane products marketing specialist, was disappointed when her butcher attempted to sell her “free run” chicken at a higher price than conventional chicken.


Parksville SPCA staff hope public can help Skeeter get a leg up in life

October 5, 2016

Poor Skeeter, a three-and-a-half-year-old dog at the Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District BC SPCA Branch, can't run and play like she loves to until she receives surgery on her left hind leg.


New TV campaign celebrates how animals enrich our lives

October 1, 2016

The BC SPCA is hoping a new television campaign entitled “Animals make us human” will remind people of the many ways animals enrich our lives and how important it is to cherish and protect them.


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