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The BC SPCA provincial office will be closed December 25, 28 and January 1. Please note that over the holidays we might not be able to respond as promptly to questions and comments on social media. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to connecting with you again on Tuesday. We wish you and your fur babies a bright and merry holiday!

The BC SPCA provincial office will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1. Please note that over the holidays we might not be able to respond as promptly to questions and comments on social media. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to connecting with you again on Monday. We wish you and your fur babies a bright and merry holiday! (Pictured is Kali, who will be dreaming of his forever family over the holidays at the BC SPCA Shuswap Branch)

December is here and it’s time to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family, just like Buddha and Turbo. These best friends got the December spot in our calendar thanks to their guardian. Sign up to get a reminder when our calendar contest opens again and your pet could be featured just like Buddha and Turbo. www.spca.bc.ca/calendarcontest

The December issue of e-Kids newsletter includes a 3-step guide to making an awesome adoption poster.

Puppy Mill Seizure Update: The medical costs are in and the animals urgently need our help, please give at spca.bc.ca/puppymill. BC SPCA shelter and veterinary staff have been working around the clock to address the animals’ serious medical and psychological issues, which include broken limbs, missing ears (and in one case an eye), infections and abscesses, malnourishment, dental disease, severe matting, fur caked in dried feces and overgrown nails. Please donate today.

We've got exciting job opportunities available across the province at the moment, including the position of relief receptionist here at the provincial office in Vancouver! Do you have a a bright and energetic personality and a love for animals? Apply today! Find all career postings at www.spca.bc.ca/about/careers

Its time to print our holiday cards! We are looking for feedback on what you would like to see online and in store this year. Leave your comments and suggestions below and let us know if you have any favourites! See what else is in store at www.shop.spca.bc.ca

Horrifying footage from several Canadian fur farms – including mink farms in British Columbia – has been released by the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. The footage shines the light on the “inherently inhumane” fur farming industry. http://www.spca.bc.ca/news-and-events/news/news-fur-farming.html Remember, the best way to stop fur farming is to say “no” to all fur products including clothing, accessories with trim, and animal oils.

Tell the teachers in your life about our E-Teacher newsletter! This months issue has a list of creative craft ideas. Get the classroom crafting for the holidays, building a cat tent, or a treat dispenser for the dog. Find out more in our November edition at www.spca.bc.ca/youth/teacher/e-teacher Got your own craft projects to make gifts for your pets? Share them in the comments!

We asked our fellow colleagues at the Provincial office to reflect on the year and share their favorite moments. This year, our Online Fundraising Coordinator took work home after hours, the cuddly and furry kind. From kittens & their mum and eight week old puppies, to senior dogs, Charly's highlight of 2014 was fostering all these wonderful animals until they found forever homes. A big thanks to Charly and all our amazing foster volunteers across the Province!