Today we paid a visit to our local animal shelter. We have no pets, but frequent the local pet store when we are out for walks. I thought that it might be a nice idea to visit the animals that are looking for a second chance.
They have lots of cats and a few dogs, as well as a bunny barn.
The cat room was fun. There were probably about a dozen cats of different age and personality. We were greeted by a very friendly, curious little black cat that was quite young still.
Little dude was so excited with all the cats, that I thought his head would explode from all of the excitement. Our wee lass had to pet every. single. one. of the cats as to not leave anyone out.
After giving lovvies to ALL the cats, we headed out to see the dogs. Fortunately there were only 2 looking for homes, but they were a little too rambunctious and loud for my littles, so we said a quick “Hi” & “Goodbye”, before we ventured into the bunny barn.
I never realized that people actually take rabbits to the SPCA. There were many bunnies in there looking for homes.
All of the animals in the shelter look well taken care of and the facilities appear to be kept clean. The kennels and pens are tidy and look like they are washed down regularly.
The Coquitlam Animal Shelter is open to visitors:
- Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Shelter’s Viewing Hours for Dogs – We are working to give the dogs a less stressful environment and they will be having “Quiet Time” every day.
- Monday – Friday – closed from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday/Sunday/Holidays – closed from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Shelter welcomes all kinds of donations including: cash donations, food, towels, blankets, pet beds, carrying cages, toys, and other animal related equipment.
Cash donations will be used to directly benefit the animals, such as to acquire specialized equipment and provide a fund for extraordinary veterinary costs. Cash donations are not used to offset general operating costs of the shelter. Charitable receipts are available upon request for any donation and will be automatically mailed to identified donors of donations over $15.00. Charitable receipts may also be available for substantial donations of supplies. To make a donation or for more information, please contact the Coquitlam Animal Shelter.
If you are considering pet adoption, please follow this link to find out more information.
So next time you’re planning an outing with the little ones, why not pop in to the nearest shelter for a visit. The animals are always looking for some company and maybe, just maybe, your family might be perfect for giving one of these animals a second chance:)