The BC SPCA is moving forward with plans to open a new storefront animal centre in the Tri-Cities area early in 2018. The new facility will replace the SPCA’s existing facility in Port Coquitlam.
“We’re excited to be moving to a larger facility and to be 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 will include space for community programs and events as well as animal care.
“The centre will have 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 41,000 abused, injured and at-risk animals each year, to provide new community programming for pet guardians on animal care, training and enrichment.
The centre will also host events such as “yoga with animals” and Book Buddies, which have proven popular at other SPCA locations, and will house a retail section for SPCA merchandise and pet food.
The new location is currently being renovated to meet the SPCA’s needs and is expected to open in January, 2018.
“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, visit spca.bc.ca/tricitycares.
“The branch is also holding a “Wine and Whiskers” fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam,” adds Daniell.
“We hope people will come out to help provide urgently needed funds for the animals and to find out more about our new facility and how they can get involved.” Get tickets!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre at 604.468.4044.