Comox Valley SPCA expect influx of Campbell River animals

Campbell River council has awarded the pound services contract to Coastal Animal Services

The Comox Valley SPCA does not have the capacity to handle an influx of animals expected to come its way now that another agency is handling pound services at the Campbell River SPCA.

Campbell River council has awarded the pound services contract to Coastal Animal Services, which means the SPCA had to vacate the city-owned shelter.

“There’s going to be a glut of homeless animals in Campbell River,” SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk said. “It’s very likely a lot of those animals will need to be sheltered at the Comox SPCA.”

The SPCA’s Drive for Lives program transfers about 5,000 animals each year from overcrowded shelters to those with space.

Chortyk said homeless animals in Campbell River will probably be transferred to Nanaimo or Victoria.

In most communities, the SPCA owns the property. But in Campbell River, the association relied on the city’s contract, which allowed it to operate out of the shelter.

“When we have town contracts, it’s money in, money out, so you’re not making money on the contract,” Chortyk said.

The contract enabled the SPCA to handle impounded dogs, stray cats and other surrendered animals in Campbell River.

The new provider deals only with stray dogs and is open just an hour a day.

Just Posted

B.C. salmon farm inspection deal reached with Indigenous people

Monitoring to determine if any Broughton region farms stay open

City of Campbell River looks to improve environmental protection during development

Changes to mapping environmentally sensitive areas and how permitting process works is under review

Dippity doo-dah; Campbell River Rotary Duck Dip winners scooped up

Fundraiser for Head Injury Support Society’s Linda’s Place

BC Hydro to pulse water flows down the Elk Falls Canyon to accommodate fish passage

First pulse is today and tomorrow; Hydro warns people to be cautious upstream of Elk Falls

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

‘He’s trying to kill me’: Victoria police commandeer boats to reach screaming woman

No charges laid and civilians to be awarded honours after incident on Gorge Waterway

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

Teens charged in stabbing death of B.C. man in strip mall parking lot

Two youths, aged 15 and 16, charged in Aug. 16 killing of South Surrey’s Paul Prestbakmo

Most Read