Who couldn’t use a little more unconditional love in their lives?
May is Adoption Awareness Month and there are thousands of wonderful animals in BC SPCA branches across the province who can’t wait to meet their new family.
“The animals we receive are beautiful, loving creatures who are in our care through no fault of their own – they are with us because their guardians couldn’t, or wouldn’t, provide for their needs,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Unfortunately research shows that a very small percentage of pets acquired in B.C. come from shelters or rescue organizations and we’d really like to challenge people to think of the BC SPCA as their ‘first adoption option’ when thinking about bringing a new pet into their family.”
The BC SPCA rescues more than 32,000 animals each year and operates adoption centres in 35 communities across the province. “We have animals of every size and description – dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, rabbits, horses, and every kind of small animal,” says Chortyk. “The one thing they have in common is that they desperately want a family to call their own.”
This May, the BC SPCA’s adoption campaign focuses on the unique bond that humans share with their pets. The campaign features the slogan “Beautiful relationships start with adoption… Bring Love Home” in honour of the irreplaceable gifts animals bring into our lives.
All animals adopted from the BC SPCA have health checks, vaccinations, temperament testing and are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. To view adoptable animals online visit spca.bc.ca/adopt or visit the BC SPCA branch nearest you.
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.