are on sale now for the 2013 BC SPCA Lottery... for the animals,
which funds urgently-needed medical care, sheltering, spay and
neuter services, advocacy, adoption and foster care programs and
other services provided for homeless and abused animals in BC
SPCA shelters across the province.
"The 2013 BC SPCA lottery is our
largest ever, with prizes totalling more than $100,000," said
Farrah Rooney, the BC SPCA's manager of fundraising events. "Not
only will you be helping to save the lives of B.C.'s most
vulnerable animals, but you'll have a chance to win a jackpot
yourself. It is a win-win situation for animal lovers."
Tickets are $25 each, three for $55 and five for $80. There are
daily prizes throughout May for $2,500 cash prizes, with a
larger prize of $5,000 awarded each Friday and a special
Mother's Day prize on May 12 worth $10,000. There's also an
early bird draw on April 1 (deadline to get your ticket is
midnight on March 17).
Each winning ticket is re-entered for the daily prizes. To order
tickets, call 604-205-5998 (toll free at 1-855-205-5998) or
request your tickets online at
Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older and tickets
can only be sold in B.C. Know your limit, play within it.
For complete rules and regulations, visit
For more information, contact
604-709-6712 or email us
February 4, 2013
Spay & Neuter Awareness Month
issues challenge to pet owers
Released by Lori Chortyk, SPCA Vanc.
Cats left on the doorstep is a scene
SPCA staff see too often.
is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all
British Columbians to take action to help end the tragedy of pet
overpopulation in their community.
"The terrible reality is that there are still many more animals
born in our province every year than there are homes for," says
Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC
SPCA. "The SPCA and other rescue groups find homes for thousands
of these abandoned or surrendered animals every year, but we
know that there are so many more who suffer and die after being
abandoned by their guardians. It is heartbreaking because this
is a completely preventable problem."
The BC SPCA is calling on animals lovers to take at least one
action step in February to help save an animal's life. Ideas
1. Spay or Stay. Donate the cost of a cat spay ($110) through
the BC SPCA's online Pawsitive Gifts site (spca.bc.ca/support).
If you can't donate the full cost of a cat spay, make an online
gift of a cat stay ($12) and your donation can be used towards
the cost of sterilizing a cat;
2. Take Action. Send a letter to the mayor and council in your
community requesting a low-cost spay/neuter fund for your area
or volunteer to assist with a presentation to council (spca.bc.ca/spay-neuter);
3. Volunteer. Volunteer to transport animals to and from their
spay/neuter appointments or foster an animal who needs
spay/neuter surgery aftercare. To find out more, contact your
local SPCA branch or visit the volunteer section of the BC SPCA
"If everyone who loves animals takes one action step this month
it will make a life-saving difference and will bring us closer
to ending the tragedy of pet overpopulation in our province,"
says Chortyk. She also urged any pet guardian who has not
already had their animal sterilized to make a spay/neuter
appointment with their veterinarian this month. "Not only does
this help prevent unwanted litters being born, but spaying and
neutering also has numerous health and welfare benefits for your
The BC SPCA spends nearly $2 million each year on low-cost
spay/neuter programs in communities across B.C. and ensures that
every dog, cat and rabbit adopted from an SPCA shelter is
sterilized prior to adoption. For more information, visit
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