SPCA adoption drive underway for holidays

The B.C. SPCA is trying to find homes for hundreds of homeless animals during the month of December.

All they want for Christmas is a home.

The B.C. SPCA is trying to find homes for hundreds of homeless animals during the month of December through its holidays pet adoption drive.

SPCA shelters, adoption centres and volunteer-run branches currently have 4,000 homeless cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, rabbits and small animals in care.

“What better gift to give a homeless animal than a caring family and a warm home?” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the B.C. SPCA. “The SPCA strongly discourages giving pets as gifts.  But if an individual or family has carefully considered the decision and the responsibility of a new pet, the holidays can be an optimum time to adopt. Families are more likely to be off work or school during the holidays and have more time to spend with each other and with their new companion animal.”

Chortyk said it is sad to think of animals having to spend the holidays at a shelter.

“Our staff and volunteers do an outstanding job of nurturing the animals in our care, but there is no substitute for being part of a permanent, loving family,” she said. “Your love will change the life of a homeless animal forever.”

Nanaimo and District SPCA is at 2200 Labieux Rd. For information on its I’ll be Home for Christmas campaign, please call 250-758-8444 or go to www.spca.bc.ca/branches/nanaimo.

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