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BC SPCA holds official opening for new Education & Adoption Centre in Tri-Cities

April 3, 2018

The BC SPCA invites animal lovers in the community to join us for a celebration of the opening of our new Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre on Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The new facility replaces the SPCA’s existing facility in Port Coquitlam.

“Through this larger facility we are expanding our services to animals and pet guardians in the region,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA. The new centre, located at #1-2565 Barnet Highway in Coquitlam, is 2,045 square feet, and includes space for community programs and events as well as animal care.

“The centre will offer cats, kittens, puppies, small dogs, birds and small animals available for adoption,” said Daniell. “We will also have a range of programs for youth, such as birthday parties, summer camps and workshops.”

Daniell adds that the expanded space will enable the society, which provides services for more than 48,000 abused, injured and at-risk animals each year, to provide new community programming for pet guardians on animal care, training and enrichment. The centre also plans to host events such as yoga with animals, which have proven popular at other SPCA locations, and houses a retail section for SPCA merchandise and pet food.

“As a non-profit society we rely on community donations to care for the animals and to provide our services and programs for the community,” said Daniell.

“We hope animal lovers in the region will support this new venture, both with their donations and through engagement as volunteers.”

To find out how you can make a difference, please drop by the new centre, visit spca.bc.ca/tri-cities or call 604.468-4044.