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Give a Second Chance
Max playing in the snow
Mathilda and Merlin's Second Chance

Imagine the fear Mathilda and Merlin had when the shipping container that was their home was moved, exposing them to a busy workyard...Thankfully, compassionate workers scooped these terrifed babies up and brought them to the Kelowna BC SPCA where it was discovered that they were extremely sick with feline calcivirus (FCV), which cases cysts in the face area. For little Mathilda, these cysts formed in her eyes and ended up bursting, leaving her blind.Both Mathilda and Merlin were initially nervous, but once they entered their foster home these two began to blossom.Merlin is Mathilda's guidekitten, keeping her from danger. And Mathilda, who loves exploring, pushes Merlin to try new things.These babies got their second chance because of the love and generosity of animal-lovers like you. Who will you give a second chance to?

Matching Gift Alert!

Match met! Thank you to everyone who helped meet this match!

With only weeks left until Christmas and inspired by the remarkable generosity of people like you, a group of anonymous animal-lovers, Gustav Norra, and the family of Wayne and his beloved rescue fur baby Leika, will be matching all gifts up to $26,600!

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What is Second Chance?

Second Chance is the BC SPCA's holiday giving campaign. With your donation you will give an animal a second chance and a happy ending. Your gift can either be for your love of animals or in honour of a loved one. If you do make a gift on behalf of someone else, you can send an ecard to them letting them know. As with any donation to the BC SPCA, all gifts over $10 will automatically receive a 2017 tax receipt.