The BC SPCA would like to thank everyone who made the recent Adoption Weekend such a success! Between May 24-26, the Society adopted out 161 animals including 92 cats, 59 kittens and 10 rabbits—a 137% increase in adoptions compared to the same weekend last year.
For those still looking for a animal companion, view our adoptable animals and find your new best friend today.
Original story: End the Wait for cats, kittens and rabbits looking for a forever home
May 13, 2013
The BC SPCA is promoting the joy of pet guardianship with its End the Wait campaign, May 24-26 in SPCA branches across B.C. During the weekend, cats, kittens and rabbits can be adopted from a local shelter for half-off the normal adoption fees.
“We see an influx of animals during the spring season at our shelters,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “We hope to end the wait for many of the animals in our shelters who have been waiting for a loving home by offering a reduced adoption fee.” She notes that normal adoption counseling and matching takes place to ensure that the animals go to good homes.
On the same weekend, the SPCA’s annual Open House presented by Hill’s® Science Diet® will be held on Saturday, May 25, when community members from across the province are encouraged to visit a local branch to meet adoptable animals, participate in family activities and learn about the work of the SPCA.
The BC SPCA cared for nearly 30,000 animals in 2012 in 36 branches provincewide. According to Chortyk, 52 per cent of animals in BC SPCA shelters are cats, who wait an average of 50 days before adoption. Rabbits wait the longest in SPCA care before adoption —an average of 90 days before finding their forever home.
For more details on the End the Wait promotion, visit your local SPCA branch to view all adoptable animals and for information on SPCA locations across B.C. Follow #Weekend2Adopt on Twitter to keep up with the weekend’s happenings.
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.