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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Don't Turn a Blind Eye

Such an important lesson we all must remember. I am always so heartened when young people see a need and put together a response that is helpful. It is so natural for kids to hear that animals or people or our earth are in need of saving and want to do something to make things better. This is why when kids come to the shelter I get excited. These are the people who one day will be in charge, they will be the ones who keep up this hard work we do.

When kids come by and want to volunteer we make sure that there are opportunities for them. See our "Kids and Volunteering" webpage. http://www.eastbayspca.org/volunteer/kidsandvolunteering.cfm

Kids take their volunteer work very seriously. RK, one of our young foster care volunteers, after a very hard week of fostering young kittens was overheard saying, "These kittens are my life, Mom!"

Sometimes a whole group of kids will come by with donations. They worked together to raise money, food, blankets, or other needed shelter items. While raising donations they were also raising awareness in their peer group of the need to take care of the animals in our communities. These generous children and their proud parents are such a vital link for us to the greater community.

I always hope we have a warm welcome for each child who offers to lend us a hand. In that warmth we help nurture seeds of generosity and awareness. It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we accept the fruits of their efforts. Rock on kids!!!

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