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Local “inmates” raise almost $23K for SPCA

Last week’s “Jail N’ Bail” brought in nearly $23,000 for the Lloydminster and District SPCA. On December 14th, several prominent figures in the community were locked in cages of their own until they could raise enough money to “make bail.”

The event ended up raising $22,652, which Lloydminster and District SPCA executive director Jon Punshon says will cover many necessary items for the shelter.

“It will go towards paying for the essential supply services to care for the animals: spay/neuter surgeries, foods, vaccinations. Just general costs of care is the majority of where it ends up going.”

This is the 11th year the SPCA has put on the event, and Punshon says it’s the community that keeps it going.

“I mean, it feels great, it’s great to know that so many people support the SPCA, whether that’s through donations or just donating their time to sit in the kennels and raise money.”

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Punshon adds that they are always looking for donors and people to help find animals a forever home, especially after the Christmas season.

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