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Wildfires lead to half-price adoptions at the BC SPCA

The agency needs to find space for animals dispatched by wildfires.
The Kamloops emergency shelter for dogs from displaced families due to the wildfires is open. The BC SPCA is soliciting donations of dog toys and treats and bedding. Donations can be dropped off at the emergency shelter at 350 Dene Dr. or at the Kamloops branch of the BC SPCA at 2816 Tranquille Rd.

As wildfires continue to threaten communities across British Columbia, the BC SPCA is holding a half-price adoption sale to free up space in its locations for emergency boarding of animals impacted by the fires. 

“Our goal is to create capacity for as many animals needing free temporary shelter as possible, while at the same time finding wonderful homes for the animals currently in our care,” Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA, said in a statement,

The promotion runs through July 30 and is being sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

The BC SCPA is offering 50 per cent off regular adoption fees for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals.

The BC SPCA has provided free emergency boarding for more than 80 animals since the fires began through its shelters and at a BC SPCA animal evacuation centre set up in Kamloops on July 7. 

“We are extremely grateful to Hill’s for their ongoing and generous support of vulnerable animals in B.C.,” Chortyk said. “In addition to providing food for animals in our facilities throughout the year, they have sent pallets of food to Kamloops to help us care for animals displaced by the wildfires. Having a consistent, quality diet for the animals is so important to their welfare.” 

Those interested in adopting a new furry best friend can visit the BC SPCA website at