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Saskatoon SPCA opens animal shelter in city for first time in over 30 years

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Saskatoon SPCA opens animal shelter in city for first time in over 30 years

Saskatoon SPCA opens new location in Saskatoon, bringing the shelter to the city for the first time in over 30 years (Will Mandzuk/650 CKOM)

The ribbon was cut at the Saskatoon SPCA's new location in the north of the city near the airport.

This is the first time in over 30 years that the SPCA has actually been active in Saskatoon.

Fred Dyck, executive director of the Saskatoon SPCA, said the northern location is important.

“First of all, we wanted to be in Saskatoon,” Dyck said. “The north is important to us, we know some of our neighbours in the city … could use some help.”

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The new location is a bit smaller, but according to Dyck, much more efficient.

“We place great importance on high standards of animal welfare and care,” Dyck said. “We believe it is a great facility to house animals. Our responsibility is to provide the best and most positive experience possible for the animal while it is in our care, and this facility does that.”

One of the dogs at the SPCA shelter (Will Mandzuk/650CKOM)

The animal shelter has a flexible room, i.e. a room for dogs or cats that require special care, as well as introduction rooms.

“This allows us to accommodate a family or an individual with a dog in one room,” Dyck said.

Dyck said the organization feels much freer now that the new location is up and running.

The SPCA averages three to four adoptions per day.