The Vernon & District Branch of the BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun on Saturday, May 14. The event, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch, 4800 Haney Road, Vernon.
In addition to featuring pets looking for loving homes, activities at the BC SPCA Annual Open House will include a pet photo booth, pooch paw painting, cake, balloons and a draw for a BC SPCA package.
Hill’s® Science Diet® is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals during Be Kind to Animals month in May. “The open house series is an opportunity for people to meet the animals available for adoption and to have fun learning more about how to help animals in the community,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “We are extremely grateful to Hill’s for sponsoring this series to showcase the wonderful animals we have for adoption.”
“We are excited to partner with the BC SPCA for the Annual Open House series,” says Brian Howard, General Manager for Hill’s® Canada. “Hill’s Shelter Nutrition Partnership with the BC SPCA is a natural extension of our mission: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.”
Chortyk says the BC SPCA is extremely grateful to Hill’s for its continuing support. “Hill’s is a champion of homeless animals, not only through their sponsorship of our Open House series, but in their ongoing support of the dogs and cats in our care,” said Chortyk.
Hill’s donates free food for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in BC SPCA branches across the province to ensure that the animals receive a high quality and consistent pet food. The program promotes the health of shelter animals, making them more adoptable and enables animals to be transferred between shelters without suffering any ill effects from changing pet food.
Hill’s also gives a free 3.5-5 lb. bag of Science Diet® to new pet guardians with every BC SPCA cat or dog adoption along with The Guide for Lifelong Health. “With the free bag of Science Diet® we give with every adoption, our hope is that new pet guardians will continue the feeding regimen the BC SPCA has started, for a lifetime of health and happiness for their pet,” says Howard.
The BC SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 37 branches. All animals adopted from the BC SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated and altered (spayed or neutered), and assessed for temperament.
For more information about the Open House series, visit spca.bc.ca. For more information about Science Diet®, visit hillspet.ca.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.