SPCA open day shares the love

SPCA open day shares the love

Two-month old Quincy has a cuddle with staff member Terri Grimmett after a long day.

Puppies, cats, and other animals got their fair share of hugs and attention at the SPCA open day on Saturday.

The SPCA opened its doors  to show the services it provides including many activities in which people could interact with animals, such as a puppy agility course.

This was the first to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the iconic Wellington Fever Hospital, first constructed between 1917 to 1920.

Located at 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown, the Wellington Fever Hospital was constructed to house patients with infections during a time when immunisation and antibiotics were still being developed.

The building is known to have sheltered sick people until its closure in 1981 then was later re-purposed by the SPCA in 2005.

SPCA marketing communications manager Paige Janssen, 22, said it had a really good public response. “It’s always great seeing people getting engaged, hanging out with animals, and learning what we do.”

 

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