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Flood response has B.C. SPCA freeing up shelter space with half-price adoptions

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The B.C. SPCA is offering half-price adoptions to create space for emergency boarding of animals evacuated by the flooding in the province.

“The goal of this promotion is to create more room to house as many animals requiring free temporary boarding as possible by finding amazing forever homes for the animals in our care,” Lorie Chortyk with the SPCA said in a media release.

The half-price adoption fees apply to all animals in B.C. SPCA shelters, excluding facilities in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Prince Rupert that have been impacted by flooding until Dec. 8.

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“We hope anyone who has been thinking about adopting a pet will take advantage of this opportunity,” Chortyk said. “You will not only make a difference in the life of a deserving animal by giving them a loving home, but you will also help us support pet guardians and their animals who have been displaced because of the flooding.”

The SPCA is providing free emergency boarding for displaced pets in the Interior, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island while offering free crates, pet food, leashes, and other pet supplies to pet guardians.

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In addition to providing shelters with food throughout the year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition also sent additional pallets of food for animals displaced by the floods.

“Having a consistent, quality diet for the animals is so important to their welfare,” Chortyk said.

Animals looking for homes, descriptions, photos and instructions for the adoption process can be found on the B.C. SPCA website here.

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