SPCA volunteer opportunities

by Lou.D. on March 3, 2014 - 12:51pm

The core values of SPCA Montreal are to give animals a voice; they wish to give protection to animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation. They also seek to represent animal interests while insuring their well-being and make sure that people are compassionate towards animals. SPCA Canada first opened in Montreal and mainly started off with the treatment of horses. Currently, their goal is to provide shelter for animals in need and find a suitable place for them to live a happy life. There are many ways to help and assist SPCA Montreal as a volunteer. There is a need for people to give walks for dogs, find places for the animals, participate at special events and so on. To become a volunteer, one would need to send an application via their website here: http://www.spca.com/?page_id=7&lang=en, and leave a message at 514-735-2711 ext 2244. Most of the volunteer opportunities are pretty basic such as taking the dogs for walks or feeding, treating and providing exercise for the animals, but there are plenty of different opportunities to choose from.

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I'm an animal lover, who could relate to protecting the rights of animal and give them a voice. Ive been around pets through out my life and I can't believe all those cruel things that people do to animal. In my communication class I gave a speech about a pitbull that was found in the garbage by a janitor if he wouldn't of been found him, he would of died within hours this story is inspiring because it open up the eyes of those people who are not aware of situations like this. This link is part of the story about Patrick the pitbull http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/07/kisha_curtis_owner_of_patrick_...

What drew me into this post is my recognition of the organization SPCA through the television show “Animal Cops” on Animal Planet, which follows SPCA officers through various cases of animal cruelty. Ever since I was a little girl I watched this show and have never been able to fathom how people could harm animals, none the less to the extreme extent that is seen in the TV show. As someone who grew up with countless animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, bunnies, even a snake, I know what it is like to be responsible for the life of an animal and for people to completely disregard the wellbeing of their pets is outrageous. What I find most astonishing is that many offenders are not persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. My theory behind this is if they disregard their pets, how would one of these offenders care for a child or a significant other? Is there any relation between how someone treats their pet and the people in their lives? Growing up I have always learned that getting a puppy is like a test run of what it is like to have a family, so such actions are appalling to me. I believe this post really does push a great volunteer opportunity, I believe the only thing in the article that I would change is writing what SPCA stands for. While I was pulled to the article because I know the organization, one cannot assume that all readers will know that this stands for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I believe adding this could potentially draw many more people into the article, and hopefully find more volunteers!

Throughout North America, there are many programs like the SPCA. All of them however, have the same goal: to give animals a voice. SPCAs want to help those who cannot help themselves, and for animals, this is truly the case. Animals do not have a hotline to call if they are being mistreated or neglected, and in most cases they never see the care they deserve. Fortunately, there are organizations like the SPCA who strive to help as many animals as possible. They sacrifice time, money, and energy to give the animals under their care the necessities and more. They go out of their way on often dangerous rescues to take animals away from neglectful or abusive owners, and then follow up by turning these situations into a legal case, where owners may have to pay for their actions in fines or even jail time. I have never volunteered for an SPCA, but I have done some volunteering at local animal shelters and it often goes hand-in-hand. There have also been times where I have had to call the SPCA after witnessing animal cruelty or neglect, and I can feel much better knowing these animals are going into the right hands. The amount of commitment I have seen people put into the care for animals is a true example of goodness in nature. I am an animal lover and am thankful that organizations such as the SPCA exist today. Without them, there would be no one to stand up for these victims of cruelty.

Throughout North America, there are many programs like the SPCA. All of them however, have the same goal: to give animals a voice. SPCAs want to help those who cannot help themselves, and for animals, this is truly the case. Animals do not have a hotline to call if they are being mistreated or neglected, and in most cases they never see the care they deserve. Fortunately, there are organizations like the SPCA who strive to help as many animals as possible. They sacrifice time, money, and energy to give the animals under their care the necessities and more. They go out of their way on often dangerous rescues to take animals away from neglectful or abusive owners, and then follow up by turning these situations into a legal case, where owners may have to pay for their actions in fines or even jail time. I have never volunteered for an SPCA, but I have done some volunteering at local animal shelters and it often goes hand-in-hand. There have also been times where I have had to call the SPCA after witnessing animal cruelty or neglect, and I can feel much better knowing these animals are going into the right hands. The amount of commitment I have seen people put into the care for animals is a true example of goodness in nature. I am an animal lover and am thankful that organizations such as the SPCA exist today. Without them, there would be no one to stand up for these victims of cruelty.

I could tell this article related to me just from the title. The SPCA played an important role in my life. In high school I would donate my time working at the SPCA in the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga. I would spend hours cleaning out cages, feeding cats, and wiping the glass. I love animals so I enjoyed every minute of it. There were only cats and a couple of rabbits at the one I volunteered at, unfortunately no dogs. I would suggest volunteering at the SPCA to anyone who likes animals. It always made me feel good about myself that I helped animals who had a rough past. I adapted a cat who was abandoned. I don't understand how people can just do that to an animal. My cat, May, is so sweet and cuddly. Adopting an animal from a rescue center such as the SPCA gives these animals a second chance to have a normal life.

This post really caught my eye because volunteering for an SPCA animal shelter or any other animal shelter that helps animals is something I hope to do in the near future. I would love to spend time helping animals especially if they have had a rough past. I used to love watching that show on animal planet recently mentioned on this post. I used to look up to the people that would save these animals and nurse them back to health but I hated seeing the images of thee neglected animals. Seeing them though, made me want to help even more. Animal abuse is a problem in this world that I would really like to change. I have plenty of animals myself, and am a huge animal lover and I could not imagine why anybody would want to hurt something that does nothing but love you unconditionally. The SPCA are really miracle workers and without them, there would be a lot more animals in need, suffering. I would love to help these animals in any way possible and this post helped give me information about it.

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