BC SPCA open house on Saturday in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake & District Branch of the BC SPCA invites the public to its animal-themed day of fun on Saturday, May 5.

The Williams Lake & District Branch of the BC SPCA invites the public to its animal-themed day of fun on Saturday, May 5.

The event, presented by Hill’s Science Diet, takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williams Lake SPCA, 709 Bond Lake Rd., Williams Lake.

In addition to featuring pets looking for loving homes, activities at the Williams Lake SPCA open house will include education booths and refreshments, as well as BC SPCA merchandise available for purchase.

Guests will also be invited to take a shelter tour and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of animal welfare.

Hill’s Science Diet is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals during May.

“The open house series is an opportunity for people to meet the animals available for adoption and to have fun learning more about how to help animals in the community,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.  “We are extremely grateful to Hill’s for sponsoring this series to showcase the wonderful animals we have for adoption.”

Hill’s Canada donates free food for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in BC SPCA branches across the province to ensure that the animals receive a high quality and consistent pet food.  The program promotes the health of shelter animals, making them more adoptable and enables animals to be transferred between shelters without suffering any ill effects from changing pet food.

Hill’s also gives a free 3.5-5 lb. bag of Science Diet to new pet guardians with every BC SPCA cat or dog adoption along with The Guide for Lifelong Health.

“We are excited to partner with the BC SPCA for the Annual Open House series,” says Brian Howard, general manager for Hill’s Canada.  “Hill’s Shelter Nutrition Partnership with the BC SPCA is a natural extension of our mission: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.”

The BC SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 36 branches.  All animals adopted from the BC SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated and altered (spayed or neutered), and assessed for temperament.

For more information about the Open House series, visit spca.bc.ca. For more information about Science Diet, visit hillspet.ca.