The BC SPCA is hoping animal lovers across B.C. 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 on May 5 will double their impact for animals through the BC SPCA’s largest-ever one-day matching gift offer. “We have $100,000 in matching funds available for gifts made on Giving Tuesday,” says Repenning. “We are so grateful for the generosity of Audrey Johnson, Ian and Rosemary Mottershead, Rendal and Leah Tschritter and two anonymous donors who have made this possible.”
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.