Kamloops SPCA fundraising for new shelter

By James Peters
May 9, 2016 - 2:08pm Updated: May 9, 2016 - 3:51pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops SPCA is making one final push toward its fundraising goal for a new building.

The non-profit needs to raise 1.2-million dollars in order to have the financial wherewithal to pay for a planned 4.8-million dollar shelter.

BC SPCA CEO Craig Daniell says the new facility is much needed.

"A new facility, we believe, is going to be able to provide greater widths of services for the folks in Kamloops. We are really excited that we are in the last phase, and hopefully we can get shovels in the ground by the end of the year," said Daniell. 

The agency has plans for a 10-thousand square foot new shelter built on a 2.2-acre property in Brocklehurst near the Kamloops Airport.

Housing construction starts slow in April