Feb. 5 2018 Update - The BC SPCA has hired A&T Project Developments Inc., an award-winning Kamloops-based company with more than 25 years’ experience, as the contractor for its new Community Animal Centre and Spay/Neuter Clinic in Kamloops. Work on the new centre is expected to begin later this spring.
“We are delighted to take this next step and look forward to serving animals and pet guardians in the region and expanding our humane education and youth programs through this exciting new facility,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer for the BC SPCA.
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 $6.5 million. We expect to have finalized these costs by year end and start construction in 2018.
The New 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.
The new BC SPCA Kamloops & District Community Animal Centre is projected to cost approximately $6.5. million. With help from the community, we have already secured much of these funds including a very special gift of $1.5 million from the Province of British Columbia. We have only $740,000 left to raise!
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 10,500-square-foot 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 modern designs to ensure the highest levels of health and welfare for animals, including a 2,340-square-foot clinic for spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce pet overpopulation in the region, 12 shared "apartments" for dogs to encourage natural movement and socialization, five large cat rooms, designated areas for temperament and behaviour 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.