Posted on May 21, 2009
VANCOUVER SPCA OPEN HOUSE
I’ve long been a supporter of the British Columbia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC-SPCA) and the heroic work they do on behalf of all animals in British Columbia. There’s a misconception out there that the BC-SPCA only deals in cats and dogs, but everything from gerbils, horses, birds, farm animals and wild animals benefit from the BC-SPCA.
Unfortunately, when the economy takes a hit and families are affected, it’s usually household pets that are the first to suffer.
To celebrate ‘Be Kind To Animals’ month, the Vancouver branch of the SPCA is holding an Open House this Saturday, May 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This event features face painting, a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, activities for children and an opportunity to meet the animals available for adoption.
Aside from the fun festivities, the Open House is also a great chance for the community to learn more about the shelter and the incredible effort the staff and volunteers put out on a daily basis.
Right now, the need for foster homes for sick cats and kittens is at a critical level at the Vancouver shelter. Please come down this Saturday and consider whether or not this is something you can do to help. Also, donations of food, toys, supplies and money is also graciously accepted.
Keep in mind that annual government funding is little more than a fistful of dollars, so the animals really depend on you and me to give them a helping hand. If you aren’t able to make it into this weekend’s Open House, please click here for other ways in which you can help.
I’ll see you there!
The Vancouver branch of the BC-SPCA is located at 1205 East 7th Avenue (just off Clark near the Clark-VCC Skytrain station) and is easily accessible by transit. A map of the shelter’s location can be found by clicking here.