Saskatoon SPCA asks metropolis for brand spanking new funding construction to remain open subsequent 12 months – Saskatoon

If new funding is not secured, the Saskatoon SPCA will have to close its doors in about a year.

During Monday’s budget deliberations, SPCA Executive Director Graham Dickson called on the council for $ 50,000 in a month as its current funding structure for sterling and animal welfare services with the city of Saskatoon is reevaluated and eventually increased.

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The shelter said inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact, and the financial projections suggest that reserves will only last for another calendar year without intervention.

From January 1 to October 31, 2021, the SPCA’s total income was $ 1,613,725 and expenses were $ 1,893,480, down $ 279,755.

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A city grant will be granted as long as the SPCA continues to seek alternative government funding to conduct animal welfare and cruelty studies in Saskatoon. Currently, the grant covers around 50 percent of the SPCA’s animal care and welfare program.

According to a document, the SPCA made a funding request to the Department of Agriculture in 2021 to fully fund the animal care and protection services. The funding application was rejected.

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Dixon said work is underway to build a new spay / neuter clinic that will allow the SPCA to conduct surgeries and medical events in-house, resulting in cost savings for Saskatoon residents and better control of the pet population.

The animal shelter in Saskatoon has found a home for pets since 1968. Statistics for animal husbandry services show an average intake of 4,172 animals per year.

The council is also expected to debate the city’s 2022 and 2023 budgets on Tuesday and Wednesday.

– with files from Nathaniel Dove

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