August 16, 2017

BC SPCA to leave Island town this weekend

The Campbell River SPCA is leaving the city after more than 30 years.

Both Lorie Chortyk with the BC SPCA and the City’s Clerk Peter Whipper says it came down to money but they differ on the details.

Whipper says at 218-thousand dollars the SPCA’s bid for the city’s animal control contract  was more than twice that of the winning bid.   Chortyk says the city wanted the bottom dollar and are going to get what they pay for, “You’re going to have animals that are just going to be going out in the community unsterilized, they’ll have diseases and that’s not good for a community’s health and safety.”

Whipper says the city’s mandate is for animal control not animal welfare.

The SPCA moves out Sunday.

CKNW Vancouver News

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