On behalf of the Vernon and District Animal Care Society, I would like to extend a great big thank you to all of the local businesses and artists who donated merchandise, gift certificates and original works of art to our annual silent auction fundraiser at the Village Green Centre May 10.
VDACS is a small, volunteer, local, registered non-profit society whose mandate is to provide financial assistance to low-income pet owners to help with the costs of having their pets fixed.
One hundred per cent of all money raised stays right here in the North Okanagan to help local animals.
With the generosity of the donors and the buyers, we can continue the task of reducing pet overpopulation and abandonment with our spay/neuter and trap/neuter/return programs.
Reid Harvey, VDACS president