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Could you lend a hand to help the animals?

January 14, 2015 - 12:22 PM

The Kamloops and District Branch of the B.C. SPCA is having a Volunteer Recruitment and Appreciation Fair on Jan. 24 at the shelter.

Every year, the B.C. SPCA cares for almost 37,000 homeless, abused and abandoned animals across British Columbia. In Kamloops and the surrounding area, they care for over 1,100 animals per year. The B.C. SPCA receives no funding from the federal or provincial government and relies on volunteers, donations and fundraising events to support its operations.

“The people of our community are huge supporters of the animals,” says Michelle Virdee, Vice Chair of the Kamloops and District Branch Community Council. “We are so grateful to them for their support.”

“On Saturday, Jan. 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the shelter will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment and Appreciation Fair at 1211 8 St. We want to invite the community to come and appreciate those who already volunteer to help the animals, and to provide new potential volunteers with information and opportunities to learn about the broad range of volunteer positions we are seeking to fill,” Virdee continues. “We will also be holding brief educational workshops every half hour, on topics from hospital and shelter cleaning and sanitation, to small animal handling, basic first aid, and an introduction to the shelter horse. We want to give our volunteers the chance to learn more and gain more skills.”

People can register for these workshops by email to kamloopsevents@spca.bc.ca. Each workshop is limited to 12 people.

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