Vaudreuil-Dorion SPCA struggling to find new location
Vaudreuil-Dorion SPCA – The Vaudreuil-Dorion SPCA shelter needs to find a new location as soon as possible. They only have until this Wednesday when their lease is up – and so far they have nowhere to go. Until then, their doors remain open. Negotiations with their present landlord did not offer any hope.
They have been struggling for years to keep the west-end, no-kill shelter open. Operating expenses including veterinarian bills, medication and rent have been overwhelming, but until now fundraising efforts helped to keep them going. What has changed and made it even more challenging for them, is Quebec’s proposed breed-specific legislation and the increasing number of dogs showing up at the shelter – resulting on more costs for medication, food and operations.
For now staff and volunteers are rushing to pack everything up while keeping things going.
“Regardless of where we end up moving the shelter to, we won’t stop saving animals,’ said Ashlee Charles, an employee and volunteer, in a Global News report by Sarah Volstad. “We’re hopeful that we’ll have a location by then… we know that dedicated people can move mountains. But if not, the animals will just be put into different foster homes that we have set up.”
They have no intention to stop helping and rescuing animals – and will work with the resources they have for now to keep them safe and healthy, while continuing to try and find them homes.
Any animal-loving philanthropists out there? In the meantime, if you would like to help support the shelter in any way you can call them at (514) 566-5678.