A New Home for Animals

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Sept. 2017 Update - Skyrocketing construction costs around the province are affecting both timelines and budgets for our proposed new facilities. Given this extraordinary 30-35% increase, the new BC SPCA Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre is now projected to cost approximately $6.1 million. We expect to have finalized these costs by year end and start construction in 2018.

BC SPCA Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre

We are building a new and improved BC SPCA Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre that will help care for and protect thousands of animals each year. This will enable us to replace the aging and inadequate shelter we currently have, combined with our offsite Spay/Neuter Clinic with one new, purpose-built Animal Care Centre.

With continued help from the community, together we have already secured more than $4.4 million including a very special gift of $1.5 million from the Province of British Columbia.

Your compassionate gift towards will bring us one step closer to meeting that goal - to build a better future for animals in Kamloops.

The animals need you to help open the doors. Please make a gift today!
 

The New Kamloops and District Community Animal Centre

The new facility will be a critical hub for animal rescue in the Kamloops region and will be a special place to strengthen the bond between animals and humans.

This new Community Animal Centre will meet the needs of the animals and create a welcoming place for potential adopters - making all the difference in how quickly animals find their new families. This new facility will incorporate mordern designs to ensure the highest levels of health and welfare for animals, including 14 shared "apartments" for dogs to encourage natural movement and socialization, five large cat rooms, designated areas for temperament and behavious assessments and specialized isolation areas for sick and injured animals. The centre will also have a large retail area for pet supplies, a dog-wash station for the public, office space for regional animal cruelty investigators and a multi-purpose space for dog training, SPCA youth camps, workshops and other events for the community.

 

 
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Campaign Ended

Thank you for your support!

Raised C$4,437,625 out of C$6,100,000

Honoured for excellence: BC SPCA Kamloops Branch wins chamber award

October 23, 2017

The BC SPCA Kamloops Branch was one of the big winners Saturday night at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce & TD 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

At the chamber’s gala evening, A Night Amongst the Stars, the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch was presented with the United Way Not-for-Profit of the Year award. The SPCA was chosen from three finalists and more than 20 other non-profit organizations that were nominated.

“It was exciting to be recognized with the nomination, but to actually win was amazing,” says Tracy Westmoreland, BC SPCA regional manager, Interior. “We’re so grateful to the Chamber of Commerce and to the community. It’s a real honour.”

BC SPCA Kamloops Branch interim manager Alyssa Kyllo says she was ecstatic when the branch won.

“Of course we’re very excited – there are so many deserving not-for-profit organizations who serve our community, so winning the award means a lot,” she says.

“We also couldn’t do what we do without the support of local business, the chamber, other not-for-profit agencies, our staff and volunteers; this award was a real team effort.”

Construction Updates

Stay tuned for more information, including photos!

We are aiming to break ground by in spring 2018.

 

April 2017 - The blueprints are in!

These people are helping build the Kamloops Community Animal Centre

Total commitments at time of launch
Canada
donated: C$3,550,000
Carol and Ernie
Canada
donated: C$50,000
Anonymous Anonymous
Canada
donated: C$36,621
Arlene Bourassa & Bruce Newton
BC, Canada
donated: C$14,000
Rendal & Leah
Canada
donated: C$11,574
Rendel & Leah
Canada
donated: C$10,091
CHRIS O.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$5,000
In Memory of Riggs
Canada
donated: C$5,000
Bostock and Hugh Fallis Families Heritage Fund
Canada
donated: C$2,450
Jaylene H.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$2,000
Rendel & Leah
Canada
donated: C$1,000
Todd S.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$626
Paula P.
Knutsford, BC, Canada
donated: C$600
Randy L.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$555
iTel Networks
Canada
donated: C$520
Jennifer G.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$500
Robert G.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$500
Evelyn Vipond-Schmidt
Canada
donated: C$500
Browns Socialhouse - Summit Drive
Canada
donated: C$500
Kathy M. B.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$500
Cheryl S.
Ashcroft, BC, Canada
donated: C$400
Mrs. Josephine L.
KAMLOOPS, BC, Canada
donated: C$300
Dominica L.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$300
Kelly P.
West Kelowna, BC, Canada
donated: C$300
Dorance F.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$250
Jonathan V.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$200
Carrol H.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$200
Isabel N.
Logan Lake, BC, Canada
donated: C$200
John L.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$200
Bev. E.
Kamloops, BC, Canada
donated: C$200

All Donors

A New Hope for Animals

“This new facility will transform how abused and abandoned animals are cared for in the region. Together we can prevent animal suffering and give innocent animals in need a second chance. This new facility could make Kamloops one of the most humane regions in BC.” Announced May 7 2016 at the FurBall Gala fundraiser in Kamloops.

Craig Daniell, CEO
BC SPCA

 

Have questions?

For more information about the Together We Care Campaign, special naming opportunities, and how you or your business can help please contact Lisa Fuller, Manager, Community Development at:

Email: lfuller(at)spca.bc.ca

Phone: : 250.572.3297

 

Generous Support from the Province of British Columbia

The BC Government is providing $5 million to support the BC SPCA’s Facilities Development and Services Plan. The Facilities Plan is an eight-year strategy totaling $50.4 million to replace or renovate aging BC SPCA infrastructure in 10 communities across British Columbia – the largest capital plan in the organization’s 121-year history. The funding includes $1.5 million for the new BC SPCA Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre. 

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FAQ

Question:

Are there naming opportunites?

Answer:

For more information about the Together We Care Campaign, special naming opportunities, and how you or your business can help please contact Lisa Fuller, Manager, Community Development at:

Email: lfuller(at)spca.bc.ca

Phone: : 250.572.3297

Question:

Will I get a charitable tax receipt for this gift?

Answer:

Yes! You will get an official PDF tax receipt emailed to you for your records. Please check your “junk” folder if you don’t receive it within 24 hours. If you haven’t received it, or you have any questions about your receipt please contact us via email or contact Generosity Services at 604-681-7271 or toll-free 1-800-665-1868.

Comments

CHRIS O.
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Looking forward to the new SPCA!

Jacquelyn L.
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Our beautiful Abby is the love of our lives! Thank you!

Amber S.
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Melvin

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Established in 1895, the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the largest animal welfare organization of its kind in North America.  We have 43 facilities across BC operated by more than 500 staff and 4,000 volunteers.  With operations funded almost entirely by the community, we care for tens of thousands of animals in need across BC each year. We are the only animal welfare organization in BC that has the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty, and to recommend criminal charges. Not only do we stop immediate animal suffering, we also work to address the root causes of animal distress and eliminate future cruelty. Read more...

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