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Support Southside SPCA

Each year, in the U.S., approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized, according to information from the ASPCA. The information cites that approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide annually, compared to approximately 3.2 million shelter animals which are adopted each year. There’s definitely a considerable amount of pets who may never see their “forever homes.” I’d also cite that there’s a considerable amount of people who would adopt pets if they could but lack the financial or physical means to do so. They may also lack the time. How does someone who wants to support animals but lacks the ability to give ongoing care still support homeless animals? By supporting those who support homeless animals.

The Southside SPCA is hosting its annual fundraiser Dec. 2 from 8 p.m.-midnight and Dec. 3 from 1-6 p.m. According to information from the Southside SPCA website, on Dec. 2, the organization will be holding silent and live auctions at 605 Fuqua Drive, at Fuqua Lower School. On Dec. 3, there will be a donation drop-off, raffles, pet portraits and special guest speakers.

Special guests include Dr. Lucas, veterinarian with Banfield Veterinary Hospital, longtime supporter Captain Tami Gray of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks and Taylor Rodriguez, a World Top 20 Elvis Presley tribute artist, performing from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information visit: http://southsidespca.org/. I encourage those who are able to donate to the shelter to do so. It’s important work that needs to be done, and without the support of the community, there would be a huge gap left by the absence of this organization.

MORGAN WHITE is a staff reporter for The Farmville Herald. His email address is Morgan.White@FarmvilleHerald.com.