Local businesses get “locked up” to support the Lloydminster SPCA. The Jail and Bail will see participants hanging with animals for a day until their donation amount is met.
Becca Lawrence, SPCA Community Outreach Manager, says although donations last year were lower than previous years, she is hopeful that this year’s event will make a significant impact.
“Obviously we have are main people that come in and donate quite often but the [Jail and Bail] seems to bring in a whole new batch of people and brings a bunch of new supporters in.”
Last year’s fundraiser goal was met at $10,000, which is $15,000 less than 2017.
The organization is looking to line up around 18 businesses to participate in the fundraiser this year. Lawrence believes with the help of local businesses the SPCA can raise its goal of $15,000 at this year’s event.
“[Proceeds] go right back into the SPCA so it will all go towards spay neutering, vaccines, deworming, everything we need help with here at the SPCA.”
Around the wintertime, the facility usually accumulates an influx of kittens. Lawrence says a large number of kittens haven’t come through the shelter yet, but if they do, the event will help out with costs associated such as veterinary bills.
Any businesses looking to spend a day “behind bars” can contact the SPCA at (780) 875-2809. Lawrence says the organization is always looking for new businesses to participate.
During the Jail and Bail, the SPCA will be taking donations all day online, over the phone or in-person on December 12th from 7 AM to 7 PM. People donating can choose who they are putting their money towards among the businesses.