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Thanks McMath students!

The animals at the RAPS-run City of Richmond Animal Shelter recently had a visit from McMath Secondary School’s Interact Club and representatives of the Marketing Project.

These young animal advocates presented RAPS with two cheques, totaling $330. The money was raised from various student fundraising efforts, including a very popular hot chocolate and cookie sale held in McMath’s rotunda over lunch period.

Partnerships are important to RAPS. Everything we do is possible because of the support we receive from animal-loving people in our community. It is especially important to engage young people in our work. They are among our most dedicated volunteers.

In addition to welcoming visits, volunteerism and financial support from young people, RAPS reaches out to high schools, clubs and other community groups to educate about safe human-animal interactions, the benefits and responsibilities of pet ownership and how animals make our lives, families, neighbourhoods and communities healthier and happier. Our partnerships also encourage young people to take up animal advocacy and promoting animal welfare.

If you would like RAPS to visit your school, club or other group, let us know at mandy@rapsbc.com!

Thanks to the McMath students and all the young people who help RAPS save and improve the lives of animals!