How long has the SPCA been in Swift Current?
The Swift Current SPCA was formed in 1971. It operated as a shelter-less society for a time with individual members accepting strays for adoption beginning in 1973. In 1977 an agreement was made with the City of Swift Current to open and operate a shelter on the corner of 11th Ave, W and South Railway St. That shelter was operated from that time until June 16th 1990 when a new facility, located on Knight Crescent was opened following a lengthy fund raising campaign, that shelter remains in operation today.
What hours are the Shelter open?
Our Shelter is open to the public as below:
Tuesday Open 12:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesday Open 12:30 – 5:30pm
Thursday Open 12:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday Open 12:30 – 5:30pm
Saturday Open 12:30 – 5:30pm
We are closed to the public on all Statutory Holidays.
I’d like to adopt an animal, but I’m not sure if it would work out?
This is why we have our ‘Test Drive’ program. You can take your pet home for a trial period to see if they would be a good ‘fit’ for you. The majority of the time things work out fine but if not, you can return the animal to us. The adoption fees would then be refunded to you minus a small handling fee.
Why are some of the animals listed with “reduced adoption fees”?
This is likely because someone has generously donated an amount of money specifically to that animal, reducing or in some cases completely covering the regular adoption fee.
Can I volunteer at the Shelter?
Absolutely! We depend on our dedicated volunteers to assist the staff in animal care at the Shelter. Please call the Shelter on 773-1806 for a volunteer application form. After receiving it and a short orientation, we’d be delighted to schedule you in!
I’d like to help, but not necessarily with animal care
Then we’re looking for you! We need volunteers for many other aspects of the SPCA’s operation, including fund raising, writing for our newsletter, adoption follow-ups, and many others. How about becoming a board member? Drop us a line and let us know what interests you.
Do you euthanize animals when they’ve been too long at the Shelter?
No. We do not euthanize any animals except in cases of severe aggression or medical reasons. We believe every companion animal deserves a loving home and that the right owners are out there somewhere. Until then, the animals are our ‘guests’.
Do you have any animals I could use for breeding?
Absolutely not. This would be against our adoption policies – all of our pets are spayed or neutered as part of the adoption process. This is important for the animals well-being, and helps avoid unwanted litters and unnecessary contribution to pet over-population.
Do you investigate cruelty cases?
Currently, no. We are a Shelter only – if you suspect that an animal is being neglected or abused contact Animal Protection Services – your name and contact information will be kept confidential:
306-382-0002 or Toll Free 1-844-382-0002
Mail: Animal Protection Services, Box 7073, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 4J1