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Ontario SPCA Appeals to Leeds and Grenville through Annual Telethon.

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The countdown is on!

There are only 3 more weeks until the 9th Annual Telethon for the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Sunday, April 17, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The Telethon will be broadcasting again from Wall Street United Church in Brockville, with the strong support of TV Cogeco. Our 2011 goal is $20,000. 

Marianne Carlyle, Branch Manager for Leeds & Grenville says:
“This year, we want to stress the importance of our volunteers for the Centre. Without their determination and countless hours of helping, the Centre could not exist. Whether it is for an individual event, such as the Telethon, the Walkathon, the Car-and-Dog wash, or on a daily basis within the Centre, volunteers are at the heart of our organization.
There are also local businesses and individuals who give their support to the fund-raising events, such as Home Hardware, Walmart, 104.9 JR fm,
103.7 Bob fm, St. Lawrence EMC, T.I.K.O., and Brockberry Café and Suites.
If you, too, want to help, please contact us at  the number below.”

Each year the challenge of meeting the funding requirements for the Centre is daunting and the possibility of reducing services is a reality. The Telethon,
solely manned by volunteers who spend almost a full year in the planning and organizing of the event, is the major fundraising event of the year and without it, the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the OSPCA would be hard pressed to continue providing care for animals that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Last year, the shelter housed over 1300 animals from the community.

Look for our satellite locations around Leeds & Grenville for easy donation drop offs, and check the website at for specific details.

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