With no ongoing government funding to support our shelters, COVID-19 hit the SPCA hard.
All fundraisers and events for the SPCA were cancelled right at our peak busy kitten season. We knew others were struggling and wanted to find a way to help animal-lovers and raise crucial funds for homeless pets.
Just like that – the SPCA weekly 50/50 lottery was born!
We launched an online weekly lottery so folks can win big and support the SPCA from the comfort and safety of their home.
Every Wednesday, one lucky winner takes home 50% of the jackpot. The other 50% helps support shelter pets in need. When purchasing tickets, you can choose which SPCA region you want to support to help local pets. Or, you can choose to spread the love throughout the province to help those most in need.
We caught up with Susan Connolly, who was crowned the lucky winner for week 6. That week, the jackpot hit $9,350!
“I’m still in disbelief that I won,” shares Susan. “Wow! Thank you so much – everyone!”
Susan isn’t big on gambling or lotteries but animal welfare is important to her. She loves the work the SPCA does with spay/neuter services most. Susan grew up with dogs but has recently become a big cat lover thanks to her rescue kitty named Jeffrey.
“Jeffrey isn’t a boy who likes to be picked up… He was apparently very traumatized when he was found,” Susan reflects. “Jeffrey has come a long way over this year. With lots of love.”
After Jeffrey settled into his new home, his quirky personality started to shine. “He’s a hoot,” laughs Susan. “He puts himself in the funniest positions.” Check out the cute pictures Susan shared to demonstrate his adorable antics.
Susan’s first reaction to winning the lottery was to spend it all on her grandchildren. After thinking a bit more, she has decided she is going to treat herself – and probably spoil Jeffrey, too! She hopes that other supporters are inspired to participate in the 50/50 draw every week as it is a true win-win!
Feeling lucky? Click here to get your paws on tickets today