Local SPCA Gets Cash Boost from Province
MLA Shirley Bond and Mayor Lyn Hall, join BCSPCA folks at announcement – photo250News
Prince George, B.C.- Puppies galore at the BCSPCA facility on Landsdowne Road in Prince George this morning, as MLA Shirley Bond announced the Province is giving a cash injection to the local SPCA’s new facility fund.
The new facility will not only serve small animals, but will also be able to handle large animals, such as horses as well as provide space for enhanced youth education programs, obedience and pet first aid training.
(at right, MLA Bond gets a kiss from one of the pups at the SPCA.-photos 250News)
The funding is part of the $5 million dollars the Province announced earlier this week as part of the BCSPCA’s phase 2 of its 8 year Facilities Development and Service Plan which has a number of shelter facilities being either replaced or renovated across the Province.
“We need to be clear, there is still work to be done” says MLA Bond . “This is going to be a state of the art facility , but the Province is stepping up and doing its part today to say ‘we are proud to be a part of contributing to the Prince George location.”
Supporting the BCSPCA is something near and dear to MLA Bond, who not only takes part in the annual Paws for a Cause fundraising walk, but who contributes to the local fundraising campaign, such as “cup cake day”.
Stealing the show this morning were ten healthy husky-shepherd cross pups. All but three of that litter have been spoken for. “The three remaining pups are available for adoption as of noon today”| said Bond “. Most of them have homes already because of this incredible community, but there are three of these beauties who need homes, and they go up for adoption at noon and I know Prince George will respond in the great way it always does.”