As many supporters of the Bow Valley SPCA know, Belle is a 120 pound Bull Mastiff that we had in our care for almost 3 years. She was found by Banff By-Law and given to our care. She was extremely aggressive toward other dogs but was as "sweet as pie" toward people, especially kids. Our staff
Join us for the BOW VALLEY MUT STRUT Walk-A-Thon on SEPTEMBER 14 and help us raise funds for the Bow Valley SPCA.
The Bow Valley SPCA volunteers participated in Banff's Canada Day activities this year. The park next to the high school was opened for families and dogs all afternoon, prior to the parade. We sold hot dogs as a fund raiser.
Volunteers from the Bow Valley SPCA helped the Town of Banff try something new this year. The field next to the high school was transformed into a giant playground for people and dogs during the afternoon--before the parade. The Bow Valley SPCA sold hot dogs, chips and sodas as a fundraiser.
In recognition of the outstanding efforts of the community during the flooding and the response of the Bow Valley SPCA to animals in need, a local resident will be paying all adoption fees for the month of July.
On May 30th, Banff Elementary school had a talent show with students, parents, teachers and administrators. The three grade 6 MC's started the show off with a quick overview about love, the theme for the talent show.
Bow Valley SPCA Volunteers and Staff Are More Than a Match for Canmore's Worst Flood This Century (and maybe last century)
More than 8000 people saw this post on our Facebook page, with more than 225 likes. This kind of community support is essential to our ability to provide the care these abandoned animals deserve.
To: Sonya White SPCA
Subject: May be of interest to your readers
I hope you don't mind, I sent this to the leader and the outlook I was just so inspired by you guys I want canmore to know about you
and I'm sure they have already written about you...
Today was a really exciting day for me! Today, I adopted my 10th pet from the Bow Valley SPCA! You see, for me, being the Adoption Centre Manager is something I truly take to heart and to my home!
This past Monday I had a super time delivering the Bow Valley SPCA’s “ Pet Care” presentation to Mrs. Mc Kenzie and Mrs.
I first was introduced to Bismark, a two year-old husky cross, approximately three months ago. I remember, I was doing my rounds; feeding all of the other dogs their breakfast and administering medications, when I heard him calling to me from the isolation wing.
April 19 was a very exciting day for all of our cat friends at the BVSPCA! The cat who has been waiting the longest to be adopted has found her forever home! Amber was in our Centre for just over two years.
Anyone who works, or volunteers, in an animal shelter will tell you that kittens and young adult cats get adopted in a heartbeat. That is good news for the younger generation of kitties, but what happens to all the great cats over the age of 5 years?
Have you ever thought what it might be like to have a wolf for a pet? What about a wolfdog (a pet that is part dog and part wolf)?
My pick is Casey. He is very affectionate and has a great personality. He will be a loving companion. His diabetes is easy to manage and he takes his needles like a champ. And he has the most incredible purr. It warms your heart.
Faith was transferred to us at the end of December 2012 from Calgary Animal Services. They had her in their care for several months and were unsuccessful at placing her in a home. They wanted to transfer her to our Centre because Faith is a high energy dog who needs room to play and exercise.
My pet pick of the week was inspired by an accidental lock in with one of our long-term dogs last week! Shannon has been at our centre since June last year and can't wait to meet her forever family.
It is time for you to get a picture of your pet into the beautiful 2014 Bow Valley SPCA calendar. For only $10 (all proceeds go toward the care of the dogs and cats at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre), you can have your pet's picture shown on a date of your choosing. Some dates may be
One of the things I love about cats is that they never lie! If you get on their nerves, they’ll let you know! This is one of the many endearing qualities of our little friend Amber! Amber is approx seven years old and she has been waiting for her forever family for two years!
Judging for the Calendar Cover for the 2014 calendar will be occurring on May 16.
The five cats featured in this video were housed in a rabbit hutch for the first several years of theirlives. As you will see, these cats crave human contact and are extremely friendly to each other.
Mila is the perfect example of trusting that there is a family out there for every dog or cat we rescue. Sometimes we worry, but so far (5.5 years of operations), the right person/family comes along and the magical connection occurs (or something like that).
Shasta has some new togs.Her potential new forever family is head over heels in love with this fine girl. They come every day to take her for a walk while they are waiting for their new home to be available. Because she is so polite and lady like, they felt she should have "gear" that shows tha
Paul Turner, president of the Bow Valley SPCA, presented Jake Branson with the Bow Valley SPCA’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year Certificate of Appreciation. The Wood restaurant in Canmore generously gifted a gift certificate in recognition of his outstanding dedication.
The Canmore Rotary Club presented the Bow Valley SPCA with a cheque to help off-set the cost of the annual Bow Valley SPCA calendar. The Canmore Rotary contributes to many local causes and we are honoured to be one of the recipients of their support. Without the support of local businesses and
Indy is a beautiful tortoiseshell who was surrendered to the Bow Valley SPCA in July 2011. She has a lovely personality and had lived in a home, with another cat, for all of her life. We found her to be gentle, healthy, and happy. The only thing holding her back from adoption was her age.
Roscoe (the brown dog) is a big 9 month old pup. Faith (the black with a little white) is about 18 months. They are room mates at our centre and obviously they enjoy each others company when they get a chance to play outside. Just AFTER the video stopped, they decided to play tug with one stic