SPCA de L'Outaouais Has a New Pet Transport Truck On the Road

Carrie Trembinski

There’s a new vehicle on the roads near the Ottawa-Gatineau border. It’s a state-of-the-art, customized pet transport vehicle owned and operated by the SPCA de l’Outaouais, made possible by a $46,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada and purchased from Dormani Nissan.

The adorable pet-decaled Nissan NV 2500 SV high roof cargo van is a 12-seater van with 10 of the rear seats removed. The back of the van will allow the SPCA de l’Outaouais to transport and keep shelter pets safe, confortable and secure while they make their way to adoption centres across Gatineau and into the Ottawa area.

Four of those adoption centres are located inside Ottawa-area PetSmart stores. The SPCA de L’Outaouais is an approved PetSmart Charities of Canada adoption partner and, as such, is invited to bring adoptable shelter pets into PetSmart stores where they have the very best chance possible of being adopted into a loving home. 

“This year alone, through our partnership with PetSmart Charities of Canada and the PetSmart stores in the Ottawa area, we’ve helped more than 500 pets from our shelter to be adopted,” says France Dubois, Executive Director at the SPCA de L’Outaouais. “Now, with this customized pet transport vehicle, we’ll be able to have more transports and more animals each time, in a safe and secure way. Ultimately, we’ll be able to rescue, relocate and adopt out even more pets in need.”

“Being able to safely rescue, transport and rehome pets in need is essential to reducing pet homelessness in Ontario, Quebec and across Canada,” says Dani LaGiglia, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities of Canada. “That’s why we’re pleased to support the SPCA de L’Outaouais in purchasing a dedicated pet transport vehicle that will help them to serve pets in Gatineau and its surrounding communities.”


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