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More than 200 animals find homes during half-price adoption event

November 12, 2019

Alberni branch adoption

The BC SPCA’s second annual province-wide adoption event, Fall Head Over Tails in Love, has helped 212 animals find their forever homes. The adoption event was presented in partnership with Hill’s® Pet Nutrition on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Most of the animals in SPCA care, including dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, rats and guinea pigs were eligible for 50 per cent off the adoption fee and BC Pet Registry fee. The North Peace branch had the highest number of adoptions – 17 including 14 kittens and three dogs. The Vancouver branch had the second highest numbers with 15 adoptions including five cats, seven kittens, one dog and two rabbits. Kittens were the most popular pet across all branches with 91 adoptions, followed by 76 cats and 24 dogs.

Adoption South Okanagan

“Congratulations to everyone who came out to provide a loving home for an animal in our care,” says Mark Takhar, BC SPCA’s chief operations officer. “Thank you to all of our branch staff, who were there to answer questions about the animals, walk through our adoption matching process and accommodate the increased volume of people passing through the doors at our 36 branches across the province.”

Fall Head Over Tails in Love: BC SPCA holds province-wide adoption event

Original Story: October 30

There’s never been a better time to Fall Head Over Tails in Love! The BC SPCA is teaming up with Hill’s® Pet Nutrition on Saturday, Nov. 9 to offer our second annual province-wide adoption promotion.

Adoption promotion

During this one-day event, animals at each branch across the province will be able to go to a loving home at a reduced fee. Most of the animals in SPCA care, including dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, rats and guinea pigs will be eligible for 50 per cent off the adoption fee and BC Pet Registry fee. Adoption discounts for farm animals will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

“This adoption event was such a success last year that each of our 36 adoption facilities are eager to find loving homes for animals in our care,” says Mark Takhar, BC SPCA’s chief operations officer. “Welcoming a rescued animal into your home is a rewarding experience for everyone involved. As always, our top priority is to ensure that every animal finds their perfect people, so our usual matching process will be in effect for this event.”

Takhar says the event is important to BC SPCA operations as the high rate of adoptions in one day allows the BC SPCA to care for additional vulnerable animals in the community.

“As a partner as well as the cat and dog food supplier for the BC SPCA through our Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program, we are honoured to be a part of these magical moments where animals get to meet their new families,” says Jenn Porter, general manager of Hill’s® Pet Nutrition Canada. “We’re delighted to help more animals find lifelong happiness with their new guardians.”

In 2018, the BC SPCA found loving homes for over 14,000 animals. During our first Fall Head Over Tails in Love event in 2018, a total of 212 animals were adopted representing 40 per cent of the animals in SPCA care at that time. Remember to snap an adoption selfie and tag @BCSPCA on social media to share the love!

For more details on this event, we invite you to take a look at our question and answer page (PDF).


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