Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

You’re invited… to the BC SPCA Annual Open House

 May 10, 2012

The BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun this May. Open House events, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, take place at the BC SPCA South Okanagan and Campbell River branches this Sunday, May 12, as well as at the Alberni-Clayoquot Branch on May 26 and the North Peace Branch on June 9.

In addition to featuring pets looking for loving homes, activities at BC SPCA Open House events will include shelter tours, education booths and much more. Food and refreshments will also be provided.

Hill’s® Science Diet® is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals during 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.”

Hill’s® Canada 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.

“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.”

The BC SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 36 branches. All animals adopted from the BC SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated and altered (spayed or neutered), and assessed for temperament.
For more information on a BC SPCA Open House near you, visit your local BC SPCA branch website. For more information about Science Diet®, visit

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.











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