BC SPCA launches “pay-as-you-can” adoption promotion for small animals

Small animal adoption

Looking for some big love in a small body?

From May 16 to 31, BC SPCA shelters across the province are holding a 'pay-as-you-can' adoption event for all small animals, birds and reptiles.

The “Little Creatures, Big Hearts” promotion is being presented to highlight some of the animals who may get overlooked by potential adopters.

“Some people visit their local SPCA looking for a dog or cat, but best friends come in all shapes and sizes, and we have so many interesting and wonderful animals looking for loving homes,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA.

“During our May small-animal promotion, we will be featuring rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, gerbils, mice and rats and reptiles.”

Chortyk says small animals can create strong bonds with their guardians, but it is important that adopters understand their specific care and welfare needs.

“We have many resources on our BC SPCA website to help guardians understand how to help their pint-sized pets live their best life, and our staff and volunteers are always happy to help with information and advice.”

Chortyk notes that cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, horses and other farm animals are not part of the May “pay-as-you-can” promotion.

“We certainly do have other types of animals available for adoption but for this special promotion we are giving our little ones a chance to shine.”

If you are interested in adopting a new best friend, visit spca.bc.ca/adopt.

View animals currently looking for their forever homes and follow the online instructions for the adoption process.

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