Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!

Are Canadians Having a Cat Moment?

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

The numbers are promising but right now there are still thousands of cats and dogs in shelters waiting for their forever home. The holidays can be a magical time of year to add a companion animal to your household. Many families choose to adopt a pet and give them a home during the holiday season, creating lifelong bonds and unforgettable memories -- all while saving a life!

Pet Owners Sue B.C. SPCA After Daycare Raid

CBC | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A legal war has broken out between the B.C. SPCA and the owners of animals seized from a controversial Surrey pet daycare. Three pet owners have fi...

Exotic Snakes, Lizards Being Abandoned In B.C.

CBC | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More and more exotic animals like snakes and lizards are being dumped around the Lower Mainland and being left with the SPCA, says a local veterinari...

Happy World Animal Day -- Let's Stop Puppy Mills!

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

October 4 is World Animal Day, a global event celebrating animals big and small, from coast to coast and sea to sea around the world. Here in Canada, almost 30 per cent of households have a dog. They provide companionship, happiness and even therapy to their owners. But we still face a dark problem when choosing where to get our next dog -- puppy mills.

Failed Euthanizations, Open Wounds, Animals Being Kicked..

CBC | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business

An Ontario turkey farm is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera footage reco...

If You Don't Want Your Dog, Don't Abuse It - Give It To a Shelter

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Plante-Ajah

One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.

18 Animals Seized By SPCA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CLEARWATER, B.C. - Animal-protection officers have seized 16 "badly neglected" dogs and two quarter-horses from a rural property in B.C.'s Interior.Co...

Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island couple after an emaciated and shivering shepherd-cross dog was found n...

SPCA Donations Stolen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

QUESNEL, B.C. - An SPCA animal shelter in northern British Columbia is starting the new year without its yearly round of holiday donations after a wee...

WATCH: Oodles Of Poodles

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Are you looking for a new cuddly friend to join your family? Now may be the perfect time. This weekend, 15 small dogs were surrendered to the Vanco...


The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is home to a community of talented wildlife photographers. That much is evident from a contest for which the B.C. SPCA named its winners on F...

Town's Mayor Admits To Killing Cats With Pickup Truck

The Huffington Post Quebec | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Politics

Stéphane Gendron, the controversial mayor of the small town of Huntingdon, Que. recently admitted to deliberately killing cats with his pickup truck....

Adopted Puppy Tracked

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SAANICH, B.C. - An internal investigation is underway within the B.C. SPCA, after a newly-adopted puppy was reclaimed by its original owner.Officials ...

Would You Pay $3,000 to Keep Your Pet Alive?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.

How Sarah McLachlan Pulled Bill Clinton From The Election Race

Huffington Post Music Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Music

Animal lovers and anyone with half a heart aren't the only people who have been traumatized by Sarah McLachlan's devastating ads for the SPCA. Des...

No Justice For the Slaughtered Huskies of B.C.

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Barbara Cartwright

Robert Fawcett received a sentence of three years' probation for inhumanely slaughtering dogs by gunshots, stabbing and throat slitting as the dogs became uneconomical after the 2010 Olympic tourist trade tapered off in Whistler Village. But the judge's decision seems to have been weighted in favour of Mr. Fawcett's suffering.

Slaughtered Sled Dogs Laid To Rest

CP | James Miller, The Penticton Herald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PENTICTON, B.C. - Mourners wiped away tears and placed flowers and other mementoes beside a memorial honouring 56 slaughtered sled dogs, during a cere...

Think Christmas Puppies Are Bad? It's No Better For Black Cats On Halloween

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Don’t judge these felines by the colour of their fur.Bans on the adoption of black cats at Halloween were commonplace until a few years ag...

Massacred Whistler Sled Dogs To Be Laid To Rest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Dozens of sled dogs that were slaughtered after the Vancouver Olympics in an animal cruelty case that made international headlines are get...

The B.C, SCPA Rescues German Shepherd From Dumpster

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Impact

The B.C. SPCA has rescued an injured German shepherd from a dumpster in Vancouver. The two-year-old male dog was found by a couple in a du...

Dump Cats To Be Euthanized -- The Humane Thing To Do?

CBC | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada

A Central Newfoundland pilot project aims to kill some of the more than 1800 feral cats that are estimated to be close to starving - but ...

15 Cats Found Mutilated In B.C., Says SPCA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. - The SPCA in British Columbia is asking for public to find out who is behind "a disturbing series" of incidents in which 15 cats ha...

Canadian To Defend Bestiality At Trial

CBC | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada

A Vancouver man is set to go to trial for bestiality, a charge that is rarely prosecuted in the courts. The SPCA alleges it h...

Activitsts Find 37 Malnourished Huskies Chained To Trees

CP | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada

LACHUTE, Que. - Animal rights advocates say they have found 37 malnourished dogs chained to trees on a property northwest of Montreal. The Huskies ...