For a $15 personal fee ($30 for a family), you can become a member of the Nova Scotia SPCA. This will go a long way to helping the animals and also gives you a say in the Society's affairs through voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.
We encourage all members to sign up for our electronic newsletter to say informed about Society activities. As a member, you'll receive a new SPCA membership card with an Animal Alert for your wallet. The animal alert card will show that you have pets and it gives the SPCA number to call so your pet will be looked after in case of an emergency.
Last year, the Society's performance surpassed all expectations resulting in a strengthened provincial network; standardized provincial policies and procedures; increased responsiveness in the field; the development of standards of care for companion animals; and an enhanced and respected profile with our members, donors, government, veterinarians, media and industry.
The Nova Scotia SPCA is a registered charity with a network of branches across the province. We rely on volunteers and donations to fund animal protection; care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education.
We're unique among animal welfare organizations in the province due to our legislated mandate to enforce animal cruelty laws for the entire province. Last year the SPCA and its branches took in thousands of animals through cruelty investigations or as stray and surrendered animals. Our objective is to ensure displaced animals get a second chance at a loving forever home. We aren't an agency of the government nor do we receive tax dollars to fulfill our mandate.
It's through generous community support that we're able to continue our lifesaving work in the prevention of cruelty to animals. To find out how to become a member, make a donation or host an event, call 835-4798 ext. 222 or visit us at http://www.spcans.ca/ways-to-give/membership.html.
Happy New Year to all! Thank you for supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA throughout 2011 by donating, attending our events and being a part of our community. Together we will help thousands of more animals in 2012. Visit our website at www.spcans.ca.