Animal-themed fun day at SPCA

The Comox Valley and District Branch of the BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun this Saturday.

DIESEL THE DOG is one of the more educated animals you might meet this Saturday at an open house at the Comox Valley SPCA.

The Comox Valley and District Branch of the BC SPCA invites you to an animal-themed day of fun this Saturday.

The event, presented by Hill’s Science Diet, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Comox Valley & District SPCA at 1668 Ryan Rd. East.

Highlights of the open house include educational displays, shelter tours, an ask-a-vet booth, refreshments and a yard sale including books and plants.

In addition to a day of activities for the whole family on Saturday, the branch will promote the joy of pet guardianship over the weekend, May 24 to 26, with half-price adoption fees on all cats, kittens and rabbits.

“We’re also asking members of the community to help animals in need by dropping off urgently needed items for the shelter,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“Wish list items include cans of Hill’s brand wet cat and dog food and kitten milk replacement (KMR) if anyone in the community is able to help with that need.”

Chortyk says the open house event 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.

“We are really excited to continue our ongoing partnership with the BC SPCA for the Annual Open House series,” says Brian Howard, general manager for Hill’s Canada. Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love partnership program 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 dry 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.

“With the free bag of Science Diet we also 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 16,000 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 about the open house series, visit spca.bc.ca. For more information about Science Diet, visit hillspet.ca.

— Comox Valley SPCA

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