Walk assists furry friends

Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk Sept. 7 at BX Ranch Dog Park

Some animals never know kindness. The good news is, you can fight animal cruelty in your community by registering and fundraising for the 2014 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held each September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout B.C.

This year, participants in 31 communities throughout the province will walk to raise funds to help animals in need across British Columbia.

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty in Vernon will be held at BX Ranch Dog Park on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the walk will benefit animals at the Vernon & District SPCA.

Participants can enjoy a variety of entertainment and fun activities, including a bouncy castle, a barbecue by donation, games and contests for dogs and their humans and firefighters will be on hand to lead the walk.

Generously supported by our local sponsors – Okanagan Pet Cremation, Creekside Animal Clinic, Quality Greens Farm Market, Bannister Honda, Central Animal Hospital, Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition & Supply, 107.5 Kiss FM, and Castanet.net – the event brings animal lovers and their furry friends from all walks of life together for a great time as well as a fantastic cause.

“This is the largest single event to help fight animal cruelty in British Columbia,” said Krista Constantineau, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “We are overwhelmed by the amazing 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.”

To register or donate, and to get all the latest news and information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.