The BC SPCA is offering half-price adoption to free up space for animals impacted by unprecedented B.C. floods.
The promotion runs from Nov. 24 to Dec. 8, and covers all animals across the province, with the exception of SPCA facilities in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Prince Rupert, which the organization notes "have been impacted by flooding and other local issues."
The Haida Gwaii and 100 Mile House SPCA branches will also not be included, as they do not have facilities.
“The goal of this promotion is to create more room to house as many animals requiring free temporary boarding as possible by finding amazing forever homes for the animals in our care,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA, in a statement.
“We hope anyone who has been thinking about adopting a pet will take advantage of this opportunity,” added Chortyk. “You will not only make a difference in the life of a deserving animal by giving them a loving home, you will also help us support pet guardians and their animals who have been displaced because of the flooding.”
Since the flooding began, the BC SPCA says it has provided free emergency boarding for displaced pets in the Interior, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Additionally, the organization has handed out free crates, pet food, leashes and other supplies through emergency support services centres.
The promotion is presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
“We are extremely grateful to Hill’s for their ongoing and generous support of vulnerable animals in B.C.,” said Chortyk. “In addition to providing food for animals in our facilities throughout the year, they have sent pallets of food to help us care for animals displaced by the floods. Having a consistent, quality diet for the animals is so important to their welfare.”
If you are interested in adopting a new furry family member, please visit the BC SPCA website, where you will find photos and descriptions of animals currently looking for loving homes.