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SPCA Club: A Club for our Four-legged friends

Nishka Avunoori

By Kaitlyn Campbell, Staff Reporter

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Club welcomed back members after a brief two year hiatus. Brought back by the Stewart siblings, they wanted a club to express their love for animals  

After noticing that all human-based groups received attention at Conestoga, Aidan Stewart – the club president – wants to shine a light on the four-legged friends of our lives.  

“There are a lot of programs at Conestoga right now that help so many different groups of people, so we just want a club to help animals,” says Aidan Stewart.  

The SPCA club meets once a month with the goal of connecting the community to the Brandywine SPCA. During these meetings, the club members discuss possible events to further their cause. One of these is the donation drive: through the months of February and March, the SPCA ran a donation drive: asking for any pet supplies and volunteers to staff the table. Using these drives as their primary activity, the club constantly keeps up to date with the needs of the SPCA to ensure that the club is donating all the needed items.  

To get students excited to donate, co-vice president Amelie Stewart takes charge of designing posters for other members to post around the school. There are many opportunities to get involved in the club, such as being involved in the creative aspect by making posters to make the event heard of.  

Fellow Conestoga club members are encouraged to join the club if they like animals or help out the community. While just starting with Brandywine Valley SPCA, the Stewart family hopes to expand the club to incorporate more SPCA branches with visits to local branches on the weekend: “we’re also trying to hopefully plan for the future…to try and do some over the weekend volunteer trips to the Brandywine Valley SPCA.”

Kaitlyn Campbell can be reached at [email protected].

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