The City and County have come up with a temporary solution to helping animals of the region. This comes after the Grande Prairie and District SPCA closed their doors at the end of May when the Canada Revenue Agency froze their accounts for an owing of around $120,000. To buy some time while the shelter comes up with a sustainability plan, in the interim the pound will be offering adoptions for the next 6 months starting June 27th.
The councils are also considering jointly purchasing the SPCA and the breezeway space that connects the SPCA building to the pound. As of last week, GP SPCA Board President Laurie Fisher says they have cut their CRA debt almost in half and will continue to work on plans for the future.