RBC and SCRAPS make a purrfect team for community cats
The team at RBC Royal Bank recently volunteered their time at the Band City SCRAPS (Stray Cat Rescue and Protection Society) annual store at the Town ‘n’ Country Mall.
For RBC employees, it was yet another opportunity to give back to the community.
“We all really love animals,” explained banking advisor Deanne Bechtold, who adds RBC employees participated in 189 volunteer days in the past year. “Volunteering in the community is really important to Royal Bank.”
The Santa Claus 9 Lives Boutique, which ran from December 6 to 27, is a popular tradition with animal lovers. The event helps shoppers pick up Christmas gifts for their furry friends, while also serving as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for SCRAPS. Popular items include hand-crafted cat and dog toys and honey- suckle pouches. This year, shoppers were also able to pick up the 2019 Community Pets Calendar and original artwork by Sue Franklyn. The SCRAPS team appreciates the support they receive from volunteers, sponsors, and supporters alike.
“We are really grateful for all the help that we get because we don’t have any funding that formally comes from the city… none of our volunteers are paid, so we put a lot of hours of volunteer time just to help the animals. It is great when we have this kind of support, and our support is growing; we are finding that more and more people are supporting us,” said SCRAPS volunteer Anne Marciszyn. “We just want to say a big thank you to everyone that supports us throughout the year.”
SCRAPS provides care for the community’s feral cats through feeding stations and through a trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and release or re-home program. For more information, visit their Facebook page (Scraps – MJ).