Learn more about the animals helped by the Surrey branch of the SPCA at an open house on Sunday

Learn more about the animals helped by the Surrey branch of the SPCA at an open house on Sunday

SPCA hosts open house

Surrey shelter invites public to animal-themed day of fun.

The Surrey Branch of the BC SPCA is inviting the public to an animal-themed day of fun on Sunday, May 15.

The event presented by Hill’s Science Diet, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Surrey SPCA, 6706 152 St.

In addition to featuring pets looking for loving homes, activities at the Surrey SPCA open house will include nail trimming, education booths, an “ask a vet” booth and a pet photo booth. There will also be kid’s activities and a “make your pet toy” station.

BC SPCA branches across the province are promoting adoption of homeless animals during Be Kind to Animals month 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 BC SPCA.

“We are extremely grateful to Hill’s Science Diet for sponsoring this series to showcase the wonderful animals we have for adoption.”

Hill’s donates free 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.

The program promotes the health of shelter animals, making them more adoptable and enables animals to be transferred between shelters without suffering any ill effects from changing pet food.

Hill’s also gives a free bag of Science Diet to new pet owners with every BC SPCA cat or dog adoption along with The Guide for Lifelong Health.

The BC SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 37 branches. All animals adopted from the BC SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated and spayed or neutered, and assessed for temperament.

For more information about the open house series, visit spca.bc.ca

Surrey North Delta Leader