Port Alberni Budget 2016: Status quo for SPCA

The SPCA is asking the city for a two per cent increase in its contract to pay for additional spaying and neutering of animals.

The SPCA is asking the city for a two per cent increase in its contract to pay for additional spaying and neutering of animals brought into their facility, said Port Alberni SPCA branch manager Irene Towell.

The increase would provide the SPCA with about an extra $3,000 in 2016 as compared to 2015. In 2015, the SPCA received $147,500.

In 2015, the SPCA spayed or neutered 334 cats or dogs in order to prevent pet over-population,