The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) Presents "Pawsitive Gifts": Pawsitive Gifts Protect Domestic and Wild Animals in BC, and All Gift Purchases Come with a Charitable Tax Receipt

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 26 /CNW/ -

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    The BC SPCA's Pawsitive Gifts program lets people give a special gift to
friends and family that helps animals in need. Each year, the BC SPCA helps
nearly 50,000 injured, abused and homeless dogs, cats and other animals.
Purchasing a Pawsitive Gift improves and enhances the health and well-being of
animals under the BC SPCA's care.
    "Online giving is becoming more popular with our donors, and helps reduce
our fundraising costs," said Craig Daniell, BC SPCA's Chief Executive Officer.
"The Pawsitive Gifts website is a fun way to let donors know how their
generosity will be used to help animals in need."

    The website features over 20 gifts, including:

    Dog Shelter Stay: $15
    During a dog's stay at the shelter, the BC SPCA ensures that he or she is
    given a warm, safe environment, has access to food and water, and
    receives any medical attention that may be required.

    Feed a Kitten: $5
    Each year, the BC SPCA helps care for thousands of kittens, some of which
    are left in shoeboxes or garbage cans. These kittens depend on BC SPCA's
    staff and volunteers, as they must be fed formula every few hours to help
    ensure their survival.

    About the BC SPCA

    The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and
enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British
Columbia. Through its 36 branches located in BC and its provincial office in
Vancouver, the BC SPCA provides a wide range of services for nearly 50,000
homeless, abused, and abandoned animals around the province. The BC SPCA was
created under the auspices of the provincial Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Act. It is the only animal welfare organization in BC that has the authority
to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty, and to prepare cases for Crown
Counsel for the prosecution of individuals who inflict suffering on animals.

For further information:

For further information: Suki Lee, (613) 797-9257;

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