The BC SPCA is continuing its services for animals in need in Fort St. John while a structural review of its current building is carried out.
“We had recently engaged consultants to make recommendations regarding a potential expansion and upgrade to our North Peace shelter to support our services for animals in the community,” says Craig Daniell, chief executive officer for the BC SPCA. “During an inspection of the facility, some concerns were identified regarding the structural condition of the facility.”
Daniell says the Society took the step to temporarily close the facility out of an “abundance of caution” to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, animals and members of the public visiting the shelter. “However our services have continued and we remain committed to serving the needs of North Peace animals and pet guardians.”
He said the Society is engaging a structural engineer to provide a detailed assessment of the facility. “Once we receive the structural report we will be in a better position to assess next steps and how we can best serve animals in the community.”
During the temporary closure, animals are being cared for with our loving foster families and at off-site kenneling locations. Calls have been redirected and voicemails are received via the branch email to ensure staff working off-site can respond to animal-related issues in the community.