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Friends of Yarmouth SPCA meeting Sept. 14

Local volunteers are stepping up to assist in fundraising and community outreach for the Yarmouth animal shelter.
Local volunteers are stepping up to assist in fundraising and community outreach for the Yarmouth animal shelter.

YARMOUTH - Local volunteers are stepping up to assist in fundraising and community outreach for the Yarmouth animal shelter.

The Friends of the Yarmouth SPCA will hold a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Red Triangle Room at the Yarmouth YMCA at 7 p.m.

Chair Chris Perry says the new group is the inaugural “friends” group in a community-based initiative by the Nova Scotia SPCA provincially.

“The Friends of the Yarmouth SPCA is dedicated to providing community outreach on the needs and wants of our local shelter and to hold fundraisers throughout the year, acting as community ambassadors for animals in need,” he said in a press release.

During the Sept. 14 meeting, changes to the Yarmouth SPCA building and its property will be explained.  The changes have been implemented to provide improvements to animal welfare in the community. Information will be provided on what can be done for the betterment of animals in the shelter’s care.

During the meeting, questions will be answered and upcoming events planned by the Friends of the Yarmouth SPCA group will be described. Elizabeth Murphy, chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia SPCA, will attend.

“We want to hear your ideas and interests to build a solid core of volunteers of the Friends group,” said Perry.

Those who care about animal welfare in their community are encouraged to attend and become part of a “dynamic group of people dedicated to ensuring the continued success of the local SPCA shelter,” the release said.

Note that those attending this meeting will be asked for identification as they enter the YMCA.  This is a YMCA requirement.

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