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Okanagan Humane Society takes raffle online due to COVID-19

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For the first time in its 24-year history, the Okanagan Humane Society will be conducting its annual fundraiser raffle online.

"We are excited to launch our raffle online and touch an entirely new audience who may not know about our organization,"  humane society president Romany Runnalls said in a press release.

"We hope our supporters will like the ease of purchasing online while supporting animals in their community. This year we had some wonderful supporters step up and donate outstanding prizes. We know the lucky ticket will enjoy winning our grand prize staycation."

The new OHS Online Raffle to Rescue Animals will raise essential funds for animals in need from the Shuswap region all the way to the South Okanagan. All of the prizes have been generously donated by supporters, which means that all the money raised from the raffle will go to OHS animal rescue work.

The timing of this raffle highlights the ongoing and important work conducted by OHS volunteers. Recently, an OHS team of volunteers headed to Cherryville to conduct a large scale trap and rescue operation. OHS and rescuers were able to bring in 11 cats and kittens to be fixed, vaccinated, chipped and rehomed to wonderful farms. We still have approximately 6-8 remaining to catch before the end of November to ensure they are all rescued before the snow flies!

"We have a massive rescue on our hands and we will require more than $5,000 to ensure these cats receive the proper veterinary care which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, deworming, and microchipping," explained Runnalls. "We really need the community's help with donations to give these animals a fighting chance."

Anyone looking to donate directly can do so online and receive a charitable tax receipt instantly.

The OHS Raffle to Rescue the Animals kicks off Nov. 4 and will run until March 21, 2021. Tickets for the Raffle to Rescue the Animals are one for $5. To learn more, visit the raffle website.


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