Students help SPCA in honour of former classmate
Students at Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge are remembering a friend killed in an accident by giving back to the local animal shelter.
Grade 12 student Jenna Blagdon and a small group of friends are collecting donations for the Clarenville SPCA shelter in his memory.
The drive they organized is called Stacking the Shelves for Steve.
"Steve really loved animals," Blagdon said.
"He would probably be the first of all of us to do this fundraiser for the SPCA …so we just like to do what he didn't get to."
Just in time
Clarenville SPCA shelter director, Jewel Pelley, said the donations couldn't have come at a better time.
"We will now have enough food that we will never have to worry about the animals for months," Pelley told CBC.
Thanks to a social media campaign, donations are also being received at shelters across the country.