Open house highlights homeless pets

Pets take top priority May 5 as the Nanaimo and District SPCA hosts its annual open house.

Pets take top priority May 5 as the Nanaimo and District SPCA hosts its annual open house.

The animal-themed day runs noon to 3 p.m. at the SPCA shelter, 2200 Labieux Rd., and  in addition to featuring pets looking for homes, activities include the Island Veterinary Hospital’s ask a vet booth, nail trimming by Aussie Pet Mobile Grooming by donation, as well as a vegetarian buffet and barbecue.

“Right now we have about 12 dogs and 20 cats in the shelter up for adoption,” said Leon Davis, shelter manager.  “Staff will be available to help with pet viewing.”

Hill’s Science Diet is partnering with B.C. SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals in 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,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the B.C. SPCA.

All animals adopted from the B.C. SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and assessed for temperament.

For more information, please call  250-758-8444.