Coin box program helps animals

For just a bit of pocket change, you can change the life of a homeless animal.

For just a bit of pocket change, you can change the life of a homeless animal.

The BC SPCA has coin boxes in approximately 30 businesses around the community to collect money to help homeless and neglected animals in our local community.

“The SPCA is a non-profit society that relies almost entirely on donations to provide our services for animals,” says Tricia DeBruyne, Comox Valley branch manager. “Even a handful of pocket change — like a loonie or two — can really add up and goes a long way towards meeting the health and welfare needs of animals in our care.”

A huge thank you is due to all of the businesses who display the Comox Valley SPCA coin boxes, and of course to all of their customers who generously make donations.

The community’s financial support ensures that the BCSPCA can continue to prevent animal cruelty, promote animal welfare and provide care and protection to injured, homeless and abused animals.

In 2010, the coin box program raised $1,936.93, and this year it is proving to be even better. Customers at London Drugs at the Driftwood Mall in Courtenay have been especially generous, with those boxes collecting over $700 so far.

If you would like to display an SPCA coin box at your place of business, e-mail comoxvalley@spca.bc.ca or call 250-339-7722.

— BC SPCA