After being closed for nearly two months, the Vancouver Branch of the BC SPCA will finally be opening its doors to the public again on April 1st.
In order to protect the public and their pets from ringworm, an extremely contagious skin disease, the shelter closed its doors to the public on Feb. 5 after receiving 49 of the 66 dogs who were seized from a puppy mill in Langley by BC SPCA cruelty investigators Feb. 4, all of whom required extensive care to reverse the effects of their neglect.
Dogs from the ‘Langley 66’ seizure have already started going to new homes by appointment, but people will now be able to walk in to the shelter and visit all the animals that are usually available there, during the shelter’s regular business hours (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends).
“We are very grateful to all those who donated time, money and much-needed supplies,” says Vancouver SPCA branch manager Charlotte Ellice, who also stars with branch staff in another rap video featuring some of the dogs. “We were almost overwhelmed by the amount of beds, food and towels people donated. It was amazing! We can’t thank the public enough.”
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.