Anim@ls eNewsletter – May 2012 “Bring Love Home”

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May is both Be Kind to Animals Month and Adoption Awareness Month. What better time than to find a new best friend at your local shelter or take the challenge to make your community a kinder and more humane place for animals? Read more in this issue of Anim@ls…

With appreciation,

Lorie Chortyk
General Manager, Community Relations

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May 2012
Issue 111

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Pet on the Net

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Squeakers and Joshua are looking for a quiet home together. Squeakers is Joshua’s rock, she helps him become more confident around people.

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Happy Endings

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At the beginning of August 2011 Hope took a ride on the Drive for Lives program to the BC SPCA Richmond Education & Adoption Centre Branch with hopes of maximizing her adoption chances.

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May is Adoption Awareness Month

Bring Love Home - scruffy dog200.jpgYou can’t buy love… but you sure can adopt it! The BC SPCA is celebrating Adoption Awareness Month in May and is hoping that anyone planning to bring a new pet into their life will consider the BC SPCA as their “first adoption option”. There are thousands of beautiful animals – dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and small animals – just waiting for their new forever home.


Charges approved in SPCA Whistler sled dog investigation
Whistler Sled Dog Cull collars200.jpgCrown counsel has announced charges of animal cruelty against Bob Fawcett, former general manager of the Whistler-based Howling Dog Tours, for causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a number of sled dogs in April 2010. The charges came following an extensive SPCA investigation into the mass killings.

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Thank you for your support on Bill 24!
Bill 24-200.jpgThank you to all of our amazing supporters who contacted their MLAs to voice concern over Bill 24, a bill which amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Thanks to your quick action, amendments were made to the bill that address some of the key concerns raised by the SPCA. Thank you for making a difference for the animals!

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Cast your vote… and help the animals
calendar-contest200.jpgOne hundred and eight adorable pets are vying for thirteen spots in our annual Animal Lovers’ Calendar. They’ve already raised more than $23,000 to help provide rescue and relief to suffering animals.
When the contest closes on May 10 at 12 noon the animal with the most votes will be our 2013 Cover Pet and 12 others will be monthly features. If your family and friends pitch in, it’s not too late to win a spot for your special friend.


Five ways you can make a difference

FiveWaystoMakeaDifference200.jpgMay is Be Kind to Animals Month and the BC SPCA is challenging you to make a difference for animals. Here are five suggestions to get you started:

  1. Adopt from the BC SPCA – all adoptable animals are listed online and updated every 30 minutes!
  2. Volunteer to be a foster home for an abandoned cat, a rescued dog, a lonely rabbit or a frightened guinea pig.
  3. Commit to buying SPCA Certified foods – cage-free eggs, beef, chicken and more.
  4. Toss the choke chain and use a humane collar for dog walking.
  5. Enrol a child in the BC SPCA Kids Club. For just $15 you will be nurturing a more compassionate next generation. 
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