$5 million for aging BC SPCA shelters

The B.C. Government announced an additional $5 million for the BC SPCA Facilities Development and Services Plan

BC SPCA



The BC SPCA is barking with joy after the B.C. Government announced an additional $5 million in funding.

The money is set to support the society’s eight-year Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters throughout the province.

“We are grateful to the Province of B.C. for their ongoing support of homeless, abused and vulnerable animals,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA.

“This $5 million contribution provides a valuable boost as we move forward with the initial stages of fundraising for the second phase of our capital building plan, which will include new community animal centres in Vancouver and Prince George.”

Since 2015, the government has contributed a total of $10 million towards the BC SPCA’s $53.8-million Facilities Development and Services Plan to replace aging SPCA shelters in 12 B.C. Communities

In the first phase, work was carried out in several B.C. communities, including the new large animal adoption and recovery barn in Kelowna, a similar one in Surrey, a separate specialized facility for seized cats in Surrey and a state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in Nanaimo.

Advanced planning for new facilities in Kamloops, Castlegar and Dawson Creek was also completed, as well as initial planning in Vancouver.

Other areas highlighted for future development in the plan are the Fraser Valley, Shuswap and Campbell River as well as further refurbishments to the Kelowna, Surrey and Cowichan SPCA locations.

“We are extremely grateful to the Province of B.C. for their partnership in our capital plan and to all those who have supported our work,” says Daniell.

“Having updated facilities that can accommodate large numbers of incoming animals is critical to the SPCA’s ability to respond quickly to the thousands of domestic, farm and wild animals who are victims of violence and abuse every year in B.C.”

 

Just Posted

REVIEW: The Souvenir well crafted, but leaves viewer to do the work

Art and heartbreak combo makes for rollercoaster of emotions in coming-of-age film: Robert Moyes

Rifflandia Festival cancelled for 2019

Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for 2020

Sooke stop for African Children’s Choir

Concert date is June 2 at Sooke Baptist Church

WINE NOTES: 2018 a stellar vintage for many B.C. wines, consultant says

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes offers up the VQA highlights from the Bloom show

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Second annual Folktoria brings ethnic dance, foods to Centennial Square, June 8 and 9

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

New ‘world-leading’ exhibit offers many pieces not seen before by the public

Expanded bluegrass festival pitches its tent at Laketown Ranch

Former Sooke Bluegrass Festival outgrew previous venue after 16 successful years, organizer says

Special Report: Opioid overdose display gets blessing from the Pope, awaits a city-approved spot

Judith Conway’s large display represents people who have died from opioid overdoses

Mamma Mia! poised to be biggest Chemainus Theatre show ever

Plenty of buzz as Island dinner theatre schedules ABBA-fueled romp

Special Report: Front line work by caring emergency doctors

Dr. Jason Wale uses unique program to help people with addictions in Greater Victoria

Action on climate change a moral commitment: author

Dahr Jamail to speak in Sooke on June 4

Most Read