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North Peace SPCA holding Christmas Ornament fundraiser

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace SPCA is holding a Christmas ornament fundraiser to help raise funds to offset high medical costs.

Candace Buchamer with the SPCA says this is the first year of the fundraiser.

“One of my staff came to me and had an idea to do an envelope fundraiser. As we were getting a little closer to Christmas, we decided why don’t we put ornaments up for adoption and have the community adopt the ornaments and decorate our tree?”

People can either go into the shelter directly and adopt ornament. There is also the option of phoning in and buying an ornament to hang on the tree over the phone with a credit card.

The fundraiser began on December 2nd. To date, they have raised over $1000.00 Buchamer said.

Anyone can sign the ornament that they adopt or remain anonymous. If you remain anonymous, the donation amount is put on the ornament and hung on the tree.

When it comes to adoption of animals, Buchamer says they don’t do a lot of adoptions during the next few weeks because of all the hustle and bustle that comes with the Christmas season. But in November, they saw a record breaking number of cat adoptions.

“We did see a huge spike in adoptions in November. We had 52 cats adopted which we have never seen. I’ve been here for 17 years now and we have never, ever done 52 cat adoptions in one month so that was pretty outstanding.”

If you would like to adopt an ornament and hang it on the SPCA tree, call: (250) 785-7722 or stop by the shelter.

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