BC SPCA is gearing up for annual Paws for a Cause walk

Fundraiser takes place across B.C. on Sept. 9, and participants are encouraged to sign up now and start collecting pledges

Helping animals is as easy as a walk in the park.

The BC SPCA is inviting animal lovers to start registering today for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept. 9.

“Paws for a Cause is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “As our biggest fundraising event of the year, Paws for a Cause supports life-saving work in branches across the province throughout the year.”

There are some advantages to registering early for Paws for a Cause, including a 50 per cent discount for those who sign up in May. In addition, the top fundraiser this month wins two roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Victoria, courtesy of Harbour Air, and a one-night hotel stay.

“By signing up and collecting pledges, you’re not just helping thousands of injured, homeless and abused animals across the province,” says Rooney. “You’ll also enjoy an amazing day with activities for the whole family to enjoy, and you’ll be eligible for fabulous prizes.”

Those interested in getting involved are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team. The BC SPCA has set up a comprehensive website at spca.bc.ca/walk to help get you started, with sponsorship opportunities, fundraising ideas, pledge kits, posters, merchandise and ways to volunteer.

Event dates may vary in some communities, so visit spca.bc.ca/walk for local walk details.