SPCA needs funds over fanfare
- A volunteer for the SPCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Bonnie Learning said designs for a new shelter building are complete. Volunteers are hoping a corporate sponsor will step forward to help get the job done. For more photos from the shelter, see our website at www.thetelegram.com. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Cats like Vegas wander the front half of the SPCA building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
— Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
- The SPCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is Labrador’s no-kill animal rescue. The piece on the front of the building was added to allow for anonymous drop-offs. As with revised animal protection legislation, it is a measure against animal abandonment and abuse. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Champ pauses from play to look through the yard fence and to the camera beyond. A door connects the kennel and office space of the SPCA directly to the outside yard. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
- Princess takes a break from outside play inside one of the handful of kennels at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. The building cannot house all of the animals rescued and dropped off. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Puppies for adoption (http://www.hvgbspca.com/dogs-for-adoption.html) are gathered at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay shelter and in foster homes until they are adopted or, in many cases, are shipped to Nova Scotia. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Lola lies against a gate leading to the front entrance/office area of the Labrador SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Vegas takes to the camera at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Cats play and greet visitors in the office area of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
A cat bed can be seen in a go-between access between the office area of the Happy valley-Goose Bay SPCA building and the cat area. The SPCA is struggling to keep up with the demand for shelter and foster space in Labrador — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
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- Ashley Fitzpatrick
- - August 24, 2012 at 10:21:25
For clarification, as is stated above, the SPCA is "low-kill" but not "no-kill." The organization will see animals put down if they have injuries too severe or serious behavioural problems like overt aggression. While the printed story stated the organization was "no-kill," that was incorrect. It was corrected above and in the next day's edition of The Telegram.
- - August 22, 2012 at 20:29:16
Sandi - I second that emotion. Well said.
- - August 22, 2012 at 12:22:33
It's great that you have another rescue to take the animals, and I understand the need for a shelter, to bad it has to be in another province, you say that the spca is a no kill shelter here, are you saying that you don't put animals down because you have run out of room??? Beacuse Thats not my understanding, but thanks to the rescue in halifax it will at least save some of the dogs from Labrador.
- - August 22, 2012 at 10:44:42
What these puppies have is far better living conditions that many children in this world have. Some don't even have parents and children are raising children - with a daily challenge to find food for even one meal.