Meet the animals – Abbotsford SPCA hosts open house

The Abbotsford branch of the BC SPCA holds its annual open house on Sunday, May 15.

The Abbotsford branch of the BC SPCA holds its annual open house on Sunday, May 15.

The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at the local shelter at 34312 Industrial Way.

Activities include a pet photo booth, pooch paw painting, cake, balloons and a draw for a BC SPCA package.

Hill’s Science Diet is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote 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.

Hill’s donates free food for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in BC SPCA branches across the province.

Chortyk said 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 guardians 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, spayed or neutered, and assessed for temperament.

For more information, visit spca.bc.ca.