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B.C. SPCA reducing adoption 50% due to COVID-19 pandemic

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March 20, 2020 - 2:45 PM

The B.C. SPCA would like to find homes for the many pets under its care.

The non-profit is offering half-price adoption fees for all animals between March 23 and 27 across British Columbia.

“Our goal is to find as many loving homes as possible for the animals currently in our care so that we can continue to help new, incoming animals with our limited staffing capacity during the COVID-19 crisis,” communications general manager Lorie Chortyk says in a media release.

“Because of the need to limit personal contact, we are asking people to view animals available for adoption on our website and to fill out an online adoption form. Our staff will then contact individuals to set up an in-shelter appointment to meet the animal.”

Staff will contact individuals to set up an in-shelter appointment to meet the animal after viewing them on the website and filling in an online adoption form.

The B.C. SPCA has nearly 550 animals awaiting adoption including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, rabbits and other small animals, the release says. It also has horses and other farm animals.

“Maintaining the flow of animals into new, loving homes is critical in freeing up space and resources for the animals in most urgent need of help,” Chortyk says.

For more information on animals available for adoption go here.


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