Lloyd SPCA to hold wet food drive


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November 4, 2014 9:36 AM

The Lloydminster SPCA will be having a wet food drive this November. People can drop off cans of wet food at their booth during the Christmas Expo or at the shelter. From left, Xena, SPCA fundraising and communications co-ordinator Jakki Tyson and Ryker. - Jaime Polmateer Photo

The Lloydminster SPCA is holding a wet food drive from Nov. 12-19 where local residents can help out by donating wet pet food to the agency. People are welcome to bring food right to the shelter or stop at their booth at the Christmas Expo from Nov. 14-16.

“We run low on wet food a lot,” said Jakki Tyson, funding and communications co-ordinator with the SPCA. “We have a lot of animals and they’re quite hungry, so we go through it pretty fast.”

The SPCA isn’t funded by the government so they are very much dependant on donations.

“We rely really heavily on the community and we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them,” she said. “So we’re really thankful for the support we get from Lloydminster.”

The shelter also welcomes volunteers, cash donations, old blankets or any other form of help people are willing to offer. With the constant need for food, laundry detergent, kitty litter and other necessities, Tyson says it’s a constant struggle to keep up to speed with the demand of feeding all those hungry mouths and taking care of them.

According to their website, you can donate by registered mail, in person at the Lloydminster and District SPCA or online though canadahelps.org.

All cash donations receive a charitable tax receipt.

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