This upcoming Monday there will be more updates on what the city and county of Grande Prairie think should happen with the future of the Grande Prairie and District SPCA. President of the SPCA Laurie Fisher says looking forward to the reports being presented at the city and county council meetings, she isn’t sure what to think.
“We certainly could use some assistance and I would really like to think that they would be there for us. At the same time, I do understand that what we are asking for is a great deal of money and they have to be certain this whole situation isn’t going to happen again. I absolutely get that.”
The organization asked for $200,000 between both City and County. She says they do have their treasurer back and the Canada Revenue Agency has been paid almost 50 per cent of the $120,000 they owed before they closed.
“Our [CRA] filing is being moved to Edmonton. Our status with the CRA is shifting and we are hoping we can get our accounts released very soon. That will help us a little bit too.”
They continue to fund raise with Bark in the Park that happened over the weekend and other fundraisers around the city.
The GP SPCA Board is meeting Monday and Fisher says they continue to work on plans for a balanced budget and strategies to get the organization running.