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SPCA fighting cruelty with kindness

The B.C. SPCA is encouraging people to take 'felfies' with their pet and share them with the hashtag #millionacts during the Million Acts of Kindness campaign this year.
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February 07, 2015 - 8:27 AM


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Even seemingly little things can help make the life of an animal better and B.C. SPCA wants to celebrate 120 years by fighting cruelty with kindness in 2015.

The animal advocacy and rescue group launched the Million Acts of Kindness campaign this week. To launch the campaign the group is encouraging participants to send a letter to their local MLA, and people are also being asked to show kindness in other ways. Each week will feature a different act of kindness challenge.

Among the acts of kindness the campaign is promoting: Post a ‘felfie’—yes that’s a selfie with your fur kid—and tag it with #millionacts; purchase SPCA certified meat; donate, spay or neuter your pet; volunteer; report cruelty; and adopt a pet.

“Every act makes an incredible difference for the animals,” Lorie Chortyk, of the B.C. SPCA says. “Our goal is to inspire as many ‘kindness ambassadors’ as possible to help us reach one million acts.”

February also brings a number of youth workshops and other events to the region and National Cupcake Day, which will take place on Feb. 23. The cupcake themed fundraiser has people bake cupcakes for friends, family and coworkers in exchange for donations.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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