Fundraiser boosts SPCA

Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty at BX Ranch Dog Park Sept. 13

Some animals never know kindness.

The good news is, you can fight animal cruelty in your community by registering and fundraising for the 2015 Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held in September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout B.C.

This year, participants in more than 30 communities throughout the province will walk to raise funds to help animals in need across British Columbia.

The Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty, benefitting the Vernon SPCA branch, will be held at BX Ranch Dog Park Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m.

Participants will be able to enjoy entertainment and activities, including contests with prizes to be won.

With support from local sponsors Bannister Honda, Creekside Animal Clinic, Central Animal Hospital, Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition and Supply, and Fun 4 All Pet Resort, the event brings animal lovers and their furry friends from all walks of life together.

“This is the largest single event to help fight animal cruelty in B.C.,” said Krista Constantineau, B.C. SPCA manager of fundraising events.

“We are overwhelmed by the participation each year. It’s so great to see thousands of people come together across the province to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals, and the great news is, this year, registration numbers are up.

“Our amazing supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants.”

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