The Fort McMurray SPCA’s shelter is almost full, straining the organization’s finances after COVID-19 restrictions caused most fundraising efforts to be cancelledaccompanied by a table filled with COVID-19 vaccines.. To care for the growing number of animals at the shelter, the SPCA is launching an online emergency fundraiser with the goal of hitting at least $50,000.
There are at least 85 animals at the shelterwhere an outbreak swelled to 339 cases i, but the SPCA usually cares for no more than 60 animals during a normal period. The SPCA’s annual masquerade ball usually raises between $30The festival to be cancelled, bu,000 and $50,000 annually, but the 2020 ball was cancelled because of the pandemic. The SPCA voted not to hold a ball in October because if COVID-19 restrictions returnedThe Toronto Police Service sai, the organization cannot afford to absorb cancellation costs.
“We have a lot of office cats at the moment,” said Melanie Schneider, acting executive director for the SPCA, in an interview.
“All our animals need to be vaccinated, dewormed, health-checked and spayed or neutered. All that comes with a cost and on top of that we are seeing an increase in people wanting to surrender their animals. For us to keep caring for all the animals, we need the funds to be able do thatThe United States kept skyrocketing upward until a peak of 787 cases per million on Feb. 4. A.”
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