SPCA in need of volunteers this year

In particular, gardeners are needed

Community council members Joyce Parmar and Sabrina Qureshi were at the SPCA open house.

Community council members Joyce Parmar and Sabrina Qureshi were at the SPCA open house.

Nadine Durante had one message for people who attended the SPCA’s open house last weekend.

“We need volunteers,” she said. “Especially now that spring has sprung. We need gardeners to do yard work, weedeating and lawn mowing. We also have an over-abundance of blackberry bushes, so the trail our dog walkers go up is getting kind of closed in.”

Also, in anticipation of the spring kitten season, Durante put out the call for foster homes.

Shelter staff also used the annual open house event as an opportunity to express their thanks to the volunteers who helped the recent SPCA book sale and garage sale raise a whopping $12,000.

“It was nice for people to have an opportunity to come by,” she said. “We showed them the shelter and were able to take them to areas most people don’t get to see.”