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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC SPCA invites participants to “Lock-In for Love” at home or at work to raise funds for animals in shelters.

The online fundraiser started on June 1st, and on the 24th, participants are encouraged to lock in for one hour and make a final fundraising push for the animals.

Normally, the fundraising initiative would welcome participants to spend time in the kennels at local SPCA branches. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants will lock in from their home or workplace.

One participant supporting the North Peace SPCA has already surpassed her goal of $250 with $515 raised for the Lock-in For Love.

“Last year, despite drastically reduced staffing to meet COVID-19 restrictions, we still helped more than 900 animals! 500 of those were cats,” says the fundraiser page.

The South Peace SPCA team has raised $650 of its $2,000 target.

On the evening of June 24th, a virtual celebration will feature some of the animals being helped by the fundraiser.

The fundraiser page says the aim is to collect all donations by the 24th, so the total can be announced at the virtual celebration.

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