The North Peace SPCA is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are spayed and neutered after taking in nearly 500 cats last year. Branch Manager Candace Buchamer reported that the shelter in 487 cats last year, which is 64 percent higher than the amount of cats they had in 2016. She also said that unlike previous years, 2017 saw kittens being brought in during every month of the year. Buchamer went on to say that cats are often seen as more disposable than dogs, and due to such an increase over the past year, a number of cats were moved to shelters in Southern BC last weekend to free up space for animals. For more information about spaying or neutering pets, you can call the North Peace SPCA at 250-785-7722.
Photo of last weekend’s Drive for Lives courtesy of Energetic City.