The BC SPCA South Peace branch recorded a $39,842 surplus in 2018, seeing $565,238 of revenue against $525,396 of expenses.
It was a rebound year for the branch, branch manager Wendy Davies noted at their well-attended AGM, as they had recorded a deficit in 2017.
This year appears to be off to a good start as they recorded a surplus of $1,547 for the month of January.
The major capital project in the works for the South Peace SPCA is the new South Peace Animal Community Centre, which is slated to open this summer. However, an exact date is still be to be determined as adjustments are required to some of the animal areas due to health and safety concerns because of the extreme cold in the winter.
In 2018, 348 animals were surrendered — 101 dogs, 242 cats, and five rabbits. Davies noted their surrender fee is “if you can afford it,” and noted they would not turn an animal away.
The shelter saw 437 stray/impounded animals — 201 dogs, 228 cats, three rabbits, two roosters, one turtle, and two small animals. 18 animals were transferred in. They saw six returned adoptions, five cats DOA, and provided boarding for seven dogs in emergency situations.
185 animals were adopted — 91 dogs, 82 cats, six rabbits, two roosters, one turtle, and three small animals.
181 animals were returned to their owner, including three dogs from emergency boarding.
221 animals were euthanized. Davies noted this was an unusually high number — and a hard time for staff — due to a high volume of cats brought in from a major cruelty investigation. (186 were cats, a large number from that investigation).
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