At the Flin Flon Creighton and Area SPCA annual meeting Tuesday President Erica Husberg reported 2018 was a year of financial struggle. She explained the cost to run the shelter was 138 thousand dollars noting their expenses overtook their income by 55 thousand dollars due to an increase in their vet bills, donations and fundraising were down significantly, there was no grant money but they showed an increase in merchandise sales and their low income spay neuter program. During the year their intake was 43 cats and 77 dogs. She says going forward for this year they need to concentrate on fundraising and grant writing. They have four vacant Board positions they would like to fill.
Husberg also noted the passing in June of Debbie Ramsey who was involved in starting the SPCA and the overwhelming response to her family’s request for donations for a catio in her memory with construction underway and a dedication planned in September. She also gave special recognition to Shannon Thompson, Sherry Barnett, Lori Guitard, Glen Rideout and Gayle Yungwirth for their continued hard work and dedication to the SPCA.