SPCA open house Sunday

The Williams Lake & District Branch of the BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun on Saturday, May 14.

The Williams Lake & District Branch of the BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun on Saturday, May 14.  The event, presented by Hill’s Science Diet, takes place from 10 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 an “ask a vet” booth, education booths, a scavenger hunt and pooch paw painting. There will also be lunch served, a demo by the Canadian Cane Corso Association, a City of Williams Lake animal control officer information booth and some silent auction items and BC SPCA merchandise for sale. 

Hill’s Science Diet is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals during Be Kind to Animals month in 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.”

 “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.”

Chortyk says the BC SPCA is extremely grateful to Hill’s for its continuing support.  “Hill’s is a champion of homeless animals, not only through their sponsorship of our Open House series, but in their ongoing support of the dogs and cats in our care,” said Chortyk.  Hill’s 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. “With the free bag of Science Diet we give with every adoption, our hope is that new pet guardians will continue the feeding regimen the BC SPCA has started, for a lifetime of health and happiness for their pet,” says Howard.

The BC SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 37 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.