Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:18

Including today, Swift Current’s SPCA has some great activities going

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The local SPCA is gearing up for a busy August and early September with a number of activities celebrating pets and raising much-needed funds for ongoing shelter operations.


On Aug.10 the group will host a “Dog Days of Summer” Hot Dog Barbecue at Market Square from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

A hot dog and a water or pop will be on sale for $4. Then on August 26, Dairy King will be celebrating the “Day of the Dog” with $.50 on each ice cream treat sold going to the SPCA. Bringing in a monetary or practical donation for the SPCA that day will get you a free ‘slush puppie’.
Also as is custom, patrons’ dogs will get a free doggie bowl of ice cream.
The SPCA will be on hand at Dairy King all day with a contest, raffle tickets, and sparkle tattoos.
The next day is the SPCA’s “Pets in the Park” community dog walk and fair with registrations now underway at www.spcaswiftcurrent.com.
Enter, collect at least $50 in pledges for the SPCA and come out for the walk, prizes, music, doggie demos and vendors, doggie “s-wag” bags and a concession from 12:30-4 in Riverside Park on Aug 27.
Mark the end of summer on Labour Day Monday with a dog swim at Fairview Pool after it closes to the public for the season. It’s $5 per dog to take the “Pooch Plunge” between 7 and 8:30 p.m. that evening in support of the SPCA.
If you’ve already made some great memories with your pets this summer you might want to send in a photo of your pet for the SPCA 2018 Pet Calendar. Entries can be uploaded until early September for only $5 at http://spcaswiftcurrent.com/entries-for-2018-calendar/
The Swift Current SPCA is a local volunteer-directed registered charity which receives no provincial or federal funding, is not affiliated with nor funded by the Saskatchewan SPCA, and must raise 80% of its $300,000 annual operating budget from the community each year. It serves approximately 300 domestic pets (cats and dogs) annually, operating 24/7 – 365 day a year no-kill shelter services with a high standard of health safety.
It also provides required medical services including a spay/neuter program, foster and adoption services, pound services for the City of Swift Current, and a lost and found registry and microchipping program to help reunite strays with owners.
The SPCA has operated animal shelter services in Swift Current since 1973.

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