October 13, 2015 - 6:30 PM
KELOWNA - The Kelowna SPCA is unveiling a new addition to their facility on Casorso Road that will allow them to provide care for abused and abandoned horses and other large farm animals.
The Recovery and Adoption Barn will serve as a rehabilitation and adoption centre for animals that have been seized in SPCA investigations around the Okanagan.
The public can see the new facility at the official opening on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. The B.C. SPCA CEO will be joined by members of the board of directors and Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick.
Last year 18 per cent of complaints of animal abuse in B.C. were for farm animals. They received 762 complaints for horses while another 139 were for cattle. The B.C. SPCA removed and cared for more than 115 horses and 142 beef cattle last year.
Report an animal in distress by calling the toll free Animal Cruelty Reporting Hotline at 1 (855) 6BC SPCA (1-855-622-7722.) The call centre is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday. If it is an animal emergency outside of these hours, you are asked to contact your local police department or RCMP.
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