The BC SPCA is hoping compassionate animal lovers in Abbotsford will reach out with a special gift on May 5 to help abused, injured and homeless animals in their community. “The #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity is being held as an emergency response to COVID-19, and we hope it will inspire generosity locally so that animals impacted by the crisis will get the help they need,” says Tess Repenning, senior manager of digital giving for the BC SPCA.
Individuals who make a donation to the BC SPCA Abbotsford Branch on May 5 will double their impact for animals through a matching gift of $3,000 provided by the Abbotsford Community Foundation. “We are so grateful to the foundation for their generous help,” says Repenning. She notes that all funds raised will stay in the local community.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC SPCA has been operating as an essential service, providing sheltering, emergency veterinary care and adoption for animals, investigations into complaints of suspected animal abuse and neglect, online learning programs for youth and expanded pet food banks and other outreach services for pet guardians impacted by the crisis.