What better occasion to celebrate than an anniversary? Now celebrating one year in the community, the BC SPCA Penticton Veterinary Hospital is hosting an open house this Friday, July 8, to highlight the momentous milestone.
“Everyone is invited! Come and join us for a day of festive fun while we celebrate!” says Dr. Michael Tigchelaar, a BC SPCA veterinarian at Penticton Veterinary Hospital.
“We’re going to have hospital tours, games, prizes, a bake sale and more – it will be fun for all ages.”
Since assuming ownership last July, the veterinary hospital has helped hundreds of community animals, with staff spaying and neutering nearly 500 animals and performing more than $5,000 in services donated to local charities, Tigchelaar notes.
“It was the BC SPCA’s vision that this hospital continue to be a community asset, not only to Penticton, but to communities including Osoyoos, Keremeos and Midway, in helping to further promote animal welfare in the region,” Tigchelaar says, noting the Penticton location is the fourth BC SPCA veterinary facility in the province, along with a full-service veterinary hospital in Vancouver and spay/neuter clinics in Prince George and Kamloops.
“We want to invite the community to come and help us highlight a successful first year helping animals in the region and we look forward to many more years of such success.”
The open house is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8, with any proceeds raised going toward benefitting animals in need in the Penticton community.
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.