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Leeds & Grenville branch holds its

10th annual telethon

This past April, the Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Branch in Brockville was thrilled to celebrate their 10th annual fundraising telethon for the shelter. Residents of the area were able to enjoy five hours of entertainment including adoption stories, music, meeting some of the animals that were currently up for adoption and various talent segments.

The telethon is organized by a dedicated committee, which consists of several staff members and hardworking volunteers. This annual event raises important funds that go towards shelter operations, animal care and general upkeep of the facility. After the telethon, the shelter typically sees a rise in adoptions and animal inquiries, which is important because it finds shelter animals loving new homes.

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“Truly, people think they ‘only’ give $10 or $20 but those donations certainly add up. I’m appreciative and so thankful for the caring within the community for the animals,” said Marianne Carlyle, Branch Manager. “This event involves planning throughout the year, [and] the community partners enjoy participating. We also get a lot of feedback from adopters who come back and share how happy they are after the fact.”

TVCogeco is a presenting sponsor of this event, and our other key sponsors include St. Lawrence EMC and JRfm. We would also like to thank Brockberry Café & Suites and the Thousand Islands Kennel and Obedience club for their valued support. If you or your business would like to participate in next year’s telethon, please contact the Leeds & Grenville branch at (613) 345-5520.

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