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Prints benefit SPCA

Veterinarian Helen Kwong, left, and Stephanie Arkwright, Campbell River SPCA branch manager, are thrilled with how much was raised for the SPCA through the sale of raffle tickets for two animal prints. Kwong presented Arkwright with the cheque at her Merecroft Veterinary Clinic on Monday afternoon.  - Kristen Douglas/The Mirror
Veterinarian Helen Kwong, left, and Stephanie Arkwright, Campbell River SPCA branch manager, are thrilled with how much was raised for the SPCA through the sale of raffle tickets for two animal prints. Kwong presented Arkwright with the cheque at her Merecroft Veterinary Clinic on Monday afternoon.
— image credit: Kristen Douglas/The Mirror

Two Campbell River women are the lucky owners of a pair of prints designed specially for the local SPCA.

The two prints were raffled off on Christmas Eve in support of the Campbell River branch of the SPCA which is still actively fundraising despite not having a shelter to operate out of at the moment.

Bonnie Fulton was the winner of All Hands on Deck – a print painted by Rosemary Millette of three adorable puppies while Darlene Boyce was the winner of Off the Leash, a snowy painting by Salt Spring artist Robert Bateman.

Raffle tickets sold for $10 each or three for $20 and the roughly two-month long raffle raised a total of $3,677.80 for the Campbell River SPCA.

The prints had been on display since October at Dogwood Pet Mart, Quality Foods, Scotia Bank, Campbell River Pet Centre, Save-On Foods, Thrifty’s, Posh Paws, and MVP Pub and Restaurant.

The BC SPCA is currently trying to lock down a property on which to build a new, smaller-scale animal adoption and education centre until it can raise enough money to build its own shelter in the city.

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