As the City of Kamloops prepares for potentially historic level flooding, the BC SPCA is offering support for pet owners.
“We want to remind people that the SPCA is here to help if an emergency does occur,” said Charleen Holloway, manager of the BC SPCA in Kamloops. “We can provide emergency boarding for pets if families have to be evacuated, as well as providing pet food and other supplies if individuals cannot access them.”
The BC SPCA has expanded its outreach services in communities across B.C., including Kamloops, during the COVID-19 crisis. Holloway said SPCA staff and volunteers are preparing to provide special emergency support for animals should flooding occur in the region.
“We can provide temporary accommodation for dogs, cats and small animals at our Kamloops Community Animal Centre,” Holloway said, noting those needing help can call 1-855-622-7722 to make boarding arrangements.
Should the BC SPCA’s Kamloops facility on Tranquille Road, across from Kamloops Airport, be impacted by flooding, Holloway said animals can be transported to SPCA shelters in nearby communities.
Holloway said the BC SPCA is also calling for public donations of unopened dry and canned pet food and cat litter, which can be dropped off at at 2816 Tranquille Rd. Those needing assistance with pet food acan call 250-376-7722.
The BC SPCA also offers a free emergency checklist to ensure people are prepared if they need to evacuate with their pets. Visit spca.bc.ca to download the pdf.