The Maple Ridge branch of the B.C. SPCA will be hosting “an animal-themed day of fun” on Saturday.
The open house will take place from 1-4 p.m. at 10235 Jackson Rd., and will feature kids’ crafts, a scavenger hunt, educational displays, an ask-a-vet booth, shelter tours, face painting, a police dog demonstration, pet first-aid demonstrations, free nail trimming, a plant and bake sale and a barbecue with refreshments.
The branch will also promote the joy of pet guardianship over the weekend, May 24-26, with half-price adoption fees on all cats, kittens and rabbits.
“We’re also asking members of the community to help animals in need by dropping off urgently needed items for the shelter,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the SPCA. “Wish list items include cans of Hill’s brand wet cat and dog food and clumping cat litter. The Maple Ridge Branch is also in need of a few digital cameras if anyone in the community is able to help with that need.”
The event is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet.
The BC SPCA adopts more than 16,000 animals each year through its 36 branches, including Maple Ridge.