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GP SPCA clawing through debt

The Grande Prairie & District SPCA have completed their second fundraiser of the year bringing their total raised so far to around $25,000. Their most recent one brought in $3,000 through donations at McDonald’s locations in the city.

President James Kostuk says they are working at getting their debt with the CRA down. Since closing their doors, they have put around $75,000 towards their debt which was at $120,000 when they released the information to the public.

“We are optimistic that we are going to raise a bunch of money through these fundraisers. At this time, any dollar amount helps the organization.”

They are working on fundraisers on a larger scale. Kostuk says they have a dinner fundraiser at the end of the month at Maddhatters. They are also working on a Jail and Bail style fundraiser and the president hopes to rake in around $30,000 from that.

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“We are still looking at our options for getting a humane society back in Grande Prairie. Hopefully in the next month we should have answers for the public.”

They are working with the city and county on the future of the facility. Although they are optimistic for opening in 2017, there is no set timeline for when that could happen.

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