If you’re in need of a quarantine buddy, the BC SPCA is offering discounted adoptions to help find their animals furever homes.
Until March 27, the shelter is giving adopters 50% off fees for all their animals.
“Our goal is to find as many loving homes as possible for the animals currently in our care so that we can continue to help new, incoming animals with our limited staffing capacity during the COVID-19 crisis,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications of the BC SPCA.
“Because of the need to limit personal contact, we are asking people to view animals available for adoption on our website and to fill out an online adoption form. Our staff will then contact individuals to set up an in-shelter appointment to meet the animal.”
According to the BC SPCA, they’ve taken several precautions to protect the public and their staff from COVID-19.
While staff and volunteers are continuing to care for animals in SPCA facilities, there is no public access until further notice except for appointments for adoptions and emergency surrenders.
“We know that homeless, abused and injured animals will continue to come into our care in the weeks and months ahead through our cruelty investigations and other emergency situations,” says Chortyk.
“Maintaining the flow of animals into new, loving homes is critical in freeing up space and resources for the animals in most urgent need of help,” she adds.
“We are truly grateful to our adopters for opening their hearts and homes to the animals in our care. In these unprecedented times, the animals need us more than ever.”
For more information on animals available for adoption, adoption fees and the online application process, click here.