David Bond's column (How to choose the right charity, Nov.13) spurred me to write about the Okanagan Humane Society.
It is run entirely by a handful of volunteers, so for every donation or fund-raising dollar the charity receives, at least 99 per cent is spent on animals.
That's a big bang for any donation dollar.
The OHS mandate is to promote the spaying and neutering of cats and to help people who cannot afford to pay the veterinary cost of the procedure.
Volunteers must of necessity be hands-on - from trapping abandoned cats, having them sterilized and adopted, if possible, or released, to raising money for their work through calendar sales, garage sales or raffles.
The past couple of years, the society has worked to have a mandatory cat spay/neuter bylaw passed by the City of Kelowna. Perhaps council will consider such a bylaw eventually.
I hope Bond's suggestions on how to choose the right charity will help a few readers decide to support some of the lesser-known, but necessary and deserving charities in Kelowna.