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Published on August 22, 2012

A volunteer doing public relations 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 help get the job done. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
 

Published on August 22, 2012

Skipper relaxes near the front door at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. The organization is volunteer-run and operates out of a run-down building smaller than garages and even sheds within the town. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram

Published on August 22, 2012

Cats wander the front half of the SPCA building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The other half of the space in the building, outsized by some sheds in town, is left for the dogs, who also have a door to the outside yard. Both sides get overcrowded at times and, to free space, shelter dogs are now being regularly flown out to Nova Scotia for sale. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram

Published on August 22, 2012

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
 

Published on August 22, 2012

Cats play and greet visitors in the office area of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
 

Published on August 22, 2012

Vegas takes to the camera at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
 

Published on August 22, 2012

 Lola lies against a gate leading to the front entrance/office area of the Labrador SPCA. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
 

Published on August 22, 2012

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
 

Published on August 22, 2012

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
 

Published on August 22, 2012

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

Published on August 22, 2012

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
 

Published on August 22, 2012

 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

The volunteer SPCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (HVGB) is just paying the bills with annual fundraising efforts and has been unable to make headway on a new building fund. Currently, the organization has less little space and is conducting bandaid repairs on its location. It is also exporting a large number of dogs — 1,000 in four years — to Nova Scotia for adoption, as rescue cases continue to roll in. — Photos by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram

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