BC SPCA redirects services in Quesnel after building roof collapses
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BC SPCA redirects services in Quesnel after building roof collapses

July 12, 2022

The BC SPCA is currently unable to offer services from its location at 1000 Carson Pit Road, after heavy rainfall caused a portion of the roof to collapse on July 6.

“Thankfully, no people or animals were harmed, but it has caused significant damage to the building. The 40-year-old facility is no longer safe for animal care or to accommodate our staff, volunteers and members of the public,” says Adrienne McBride, the BC SPCA’s senior director for Community Animal Centres. “We are actively working with contractors and other professionals to assess the damage, including structural issues and air quality impact, so that we can determine next steps.”

As the facility will be closed indefinitely, interim plans have been made to assist animals. “Our SPCA facilities in Williams Lake and Prince George have stepped up to take in animals from the Quesnel area and we will be increasing the schedule of our animal transfer program to ensure animals from the north continue to be transported to other SPCA shelters in the province.”

For all animal control services, including stray dogs, please contact the City of Quesnel at 250-992-2111 (bylaw@quesnel.ca). To report an incident of suspected animal cruelty or abuse, please contact the BC SPCA Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722. For other animal assistance, please call the Quesnel shelter line at 250-992-7722  and staff working off-site will be available to help you.

“This is a very unfortunate situation, but one that is beyond our control,” says McBride. “We appreciate the public’s patience as we await more information that will determine our next steps. In the meantime, we encourage people to contact the appropriate support at the city or the SPCA if they need assistance with animals.”