The BC SPCA in Quesnel will be reopening its doors to the public on Dec. 1. The facility was closed temporarily after heavy rains compromised the building’s roof and interior ceiling earlier this year.
“During the past number of weeks, BC SPCA team members have worked diligently to coordinate assessments and temporary repairs,” says Adrienne McBride, senior director of Community Animal Centres for the BC SPCA. “We are grateful to the community of Quesnel for their patience during this temporary closure and to our amazing staff for their flexibility as we found alternative ways to provide SPCA services in the community to protect animals and to support pet guardians.”
McBride notes that while assessments are still underway to determine the long-term viability of the building, sections of the building that are now safe for humans and animals to occupy have been reopened. “I know the team will continue to provide excellent animal care and customer service from the facility.”
Starting Dec. 1, the Quesnel facility will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and will be closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and holidays. Scheduled appointments for animal surrenders and adoptions are encouraged.
During the recent repairs, the BC SPCA has continued its services for animals in the Quesnel area, including animal protection investigations, adoptions, care for lost and homeless animals as well as community support services for pet guardians, such as pet food banks and low-cost spay/neuter vouchers.