Re: Walking a dog too costly. In regards to Mr. Manke’s letter relating to volunteering at the B.C. SPCA and the cost of a criminal record check: I’m afraid Mr. Manke is mistaken; while obtaining a criminal record check is a requirement, there is no cost involved when it is obtained for the purposes of volunteering with a registered non-profit in Penticton.
We welcome new volunteers and have a three-step registration program: sign up, complete a criminal record check at no cost, and attend an orientation. Packages are available at the shelter during our public hours of noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We have positions available for dog walking and cat care; the only cost is enthusiasm and an appreciation for pet hair on your clothes.
Tracy Westmoreland, branch manager
B.C. SPCA South Okanagan