Orillia, ON (Dec. 27, 2023) – After months of construction, the newly renovated Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre is now open to the public for adoptions and rehoming requests. The upgrades to the animal centre will help the Ontario SPCA strengthen and grow its animal welfare and community support services offered in Orillia.
The animal centre has been temporarily closed to the public since September while it underwent renovations to better meet the needs of the community. During that time, animals awaiting adoption were relocated to foster homes and Ontario SPCA animal centres in neighbouring communities. Stray animals brought to the animal centre were housed in a temporary facility before being transferred to neighbouring Ontario SPCA animal centres.
The new upgrades to the animal centre, located at 467 West St. N in Orillia, include:
New flooring throughout the Centre
New cat rooms
New sunrooms for the cats
Updated dog rooms, including new doors
Updated laundry room and washrooms
Updated animal isolation rooms and intake rooms
A fresh coat of paint throughout the centre
“We are so excited to welcome the public into our newly renovated centre, which was designed with the health and comfort of our animal friends in mind,” says Carol Beard, Manager, Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre. “As the needs of the community grow, we want to be ready to support the animals and the people who love them. We look forward to continuing to serve the Orillia community.”
A public open house will be held in the spring to showcase and celebrate the updated facility. To learn more about the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre, or to make a donation to help support these improvements for the community, visit ontariospca.ca/orillia
Community Outreach Coordinator, Ontario SPCA
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.
The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit ontariospca.ca. Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.
The Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.
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