Turning hotdogs into donations is more fun than you might think. 

That's what happened last week over at Armstrong Implements in Swift Current, as they had a hotdog sale that managed to raise $300 for the Swift Current SPCA.

Alongside her father, who operated the grill, Monique Talaga, the accounting manager and co-owner of Armstrong Implements, was helping hand out cold drinks with the hotdogs during their Big Orange Event for their line-up of Kubota equipment. 

"We had some extra help come in that donated their time," said Talaga. "We had customers, staff, and the community come in to purchase a hot dog and pop for $2.00, and we provided all the supplies needed. All money raised went to the SPCA." 

The original plan was for Talaga's sons to accompany her to make the donation, but scheduling that excursion didn't pan out. 

"The kids were going to go, but it just ended up working a little bit better to go during the day."

As for the SPCA, they were happy to receive the support. Money like this is used for everything from buying food and supplies to helping cover unexpected costs like damaged kennels and other upsets. 

Talaga says they often try to support local groups with fundraisers, donations, and other initiatives. 

"We do stuff all year round all the time for different sports teams and all sorts of things all the time," Talaga said. "But this was something a little. So it's something ongoing, and anytime we have an event going on, it's a great opportunity to just have another opportunity to give back."

Talaga was very grateful to everyone who swung by to buy a hotdog and to those who managed to put a little extra in the donation bin for the animals. 

"Thank you to everybody who came by and participated and purchased a hot dog. You guys are the way that we're able to do this and give back to the community, so thank you."