Paws for a Cause raises SPCA funds

The annual event takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 9.

Register now for the 2012 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk and become a pawesome supporter of the BC SPCA.

Animal lovers across the province are gearing up for the BC SPCA’s signature event, being held Sept. 9 in 35 communities throughout B.C. In Abbotsford, the event will be held at 10 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Check spca.bc.ca/walk for details.

“We are so grateful to all our supporters. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause is our biggest fundraising event of the year and our branches are reliant on the life-saving funds our participants raise,” said Farrah Rooney, manager, fundraising events.

This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million for B.C.’s most vulnerable animals.

“Participating in Paws for a Cause is a fun way to make a difference in your community. Our events are a true celebration of animals and feature all kinds of activities for the whole family.”

Those interested in getting involved in the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause may join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team.

Registrants are all eligible for local and provincial prizes and participants who raise $500 in June will receive a free BC SPCA hoodie.

The BC SPCA invites prospective and current participants to visit spca.bc.ca/walk for information on sponsorship opportunities and fundraising ideas, as well as pledge kits, posters and volunteer opportunities.