Looking for a furry friend to keep you company while you stay at home?
From now until March 27, you can pay half the adoption fee for all animals in care at the BC SPCA Quesnel Branch. This promotion is presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Food, Shelter and Love.
If you are looking to adopt an animal, the adoption process has changed to reduce face-to-face contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. View adoptable animals online at adopt.spca.bc.ca, submit an online application through spca.bc.ca/adoption/application-forms, and then staff will contact you to set up an appointment to go to the animal shelter for a visit.
The BC SPCA has been restricting public access to its shelters since March 18 to protect staff, volunteers and members of the public. At this time, there is no public access to SPCA facilities, except for appointments for adoptions and emergency surrenders.
Staff and volunteers will continue to be onsite caring for the animals and to provide emergency treatment and ongoing care for animals who come into their custody through cruelty investigations. Due to limited staffing and space, the SPCA can only accept animals for surrender in emergency cases, until further notice.
“Staff shortages and the need to limit the number of people in the shelter has reduced our normal service capacity,” the BC SPCA states on its website. “We thank you for your help in ensuring that we can direct our limited resources to the animals in most urgent need of care. We encourage people interested in adopting to view our available animals online. Maintaining the flow of animals into new, loving homes will enable us to continue helping new animals at risk, even with limited staffing.”
For updates on the BC SPCA’s response to COVID-19, visit spca.bc.ca/news/covid19.