BC SPCA Issues challenge to BC Animal Lovers During Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all British Columbians to take action to help end the tragedy of pet overpopulation in their community.
“The terrible reality is that there are still many more animals born in our province every year than there are homes for,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA continuing, “The SPCA and other rescue groups find homes for thousands of these abandoned or surrendered animals every year, but we know that there are so many more who suffer and die after being abandoned by their guardians. It is heartbreaking because this is a completely preventable problem.”
The BC SPCA is calling on animals lovers to take at least one action step in February to help save an animal’s life. Ideas include:
1. Spay or Stay. Information at spca.bc.ca/support
2. Take Action. Send a letter to the mayor and council in your community spca.bc.ca/spay-neuter.
3. Volunteer. Visit the volunteer section of the BC SPCA website (spca.bc.ca).
The BC SPCA spends nearly two million each year on low-cost spay/neuter programs in communities across BC and ensures that every dog, cat and rabbit adopted from an SPCA shelter is sterilized prior to adoption. For more information, visit spca.bc.ca/spay-neuter.