Why vote for us? Well, a few days ago I wrote and recorded at the station a little blurb in answer to that question. If you listen to Sun FM (89.7) this week, you will hear these words:
Last year the Cowichan Valley SPCA took in over 600 unwanted, neglected and abused animals. We want to reduce those numbers by reaching out to youth – the next generation of pet owners.
We dream of a place where young people of all cultures can learn about animals – the Cowichan Valley’s first Humane Education Centre. We are currently restoring a trailer for this purpose, but there is much to be done to make this a safe and creative space for children and animals. Developing outdoor space for the animals is also part of our dream.
The SPCA believes teaching children to treat all animals with compassion, respect and responsibility will lead to a better society. Children who abuse animals are five times more likely to abuse people too. Children who are taught kindness to animals also become more considerate in their dealings with others. As Bradley Miller once wrote “Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”
A vote for the Cowichan Valley SPCA is a vote for the animals, a vote for the kids, and a vote for our future.
Please vote for us today.