Isabel Barrios poses with the BC SPCA’s silent auction items at Breaker’s Pub last Thursday. The Rupert branch raised $3

Isabel Barrios poses with the BC SPCA’s silent auction items at Breaker’s Pub last Thursday. The Rupert branch raised $3

STORY AND VIDEO: BC SPCA raises $3,625 from Burger Night

Rupert branch raises $3,625 and sells 64 tickets from March's Burger and a Pint Night at Breakers Pub



Branch manager Gerry Whittle and the BC SPCA staff in Prince Rupert are well on their way to their 2017 fundraising goal thanks to a successful ‘Burger and a Pint Night’ at Breakers Pub last Thursday.

With their third fundraising event of the year, and with a goal of $51,000 by the time 2018 rolls around, Whittle, staff and volunteers helped raise $3,625 and sold 64 tickets for the event, which included a silent auction, 50/50 ticket draw and a burger, fries and pint of beer.

So far this year, the team at the animal shelter has raised approximately $10,000 after three fundraising events with three quarters of the year left.

The branch’s next event will be a volunteer appreciation barbecue happening at the end of April, with dates and times to be confirmed soon. Check the Facebook page BC SPCA Prince Rupert Branch for more details. The barbecue will even run on kitty litter pellets, keeping with the feline and canine theme of the day.

As of this past weekend, the Rupert SPCA branch had eight cats/kittens and four puppies available for adoption, and just transported a number of animals to the Quesnel branch for adoption.

Whittle is encouraging the public to help out by bringing wet kitten food when they can, which contains the higher levels of protein needed for the growing fur-balls.