LETTER: Paws for Cause largest event ever

SPCA offers appreciation to support for fundraiser

On September 8, the Abbotsford SPCA hosted its annual Paws for a Cause.  This is our largest event every year and every year we see it grow, with the help of sponsors, participants and donors.

We had approximately 200 participants with their four-legged companions.  The event raised over $23,000 to help us care for the animals in Abbotsford.

I would like to thank our local sponsors: Oly’s Pet Connection, Bakerview Veterinary Hospital, Abbotsford Veterinary Hospital, Alpha Animal Hospital, Buckerfields and Remax!  Our volunteers who make this all possible: Kelly, Jason, Nicole, Tony, Claire, Doreen, Tami, Amy, Meghan, Ginny, Val, Lin, Lois, Scott, Ashley, Kevin and our amazing Emcee Maria!

Congratulations to the following top fundraisers: For our youth category – Jessica Hernandez;  adult category – Kayla Fraser and our top team this year was Team Paws for Hope which was closely followed by Gals Fur Animals.

Also a big shout out to Ann Gunderson, Lisa Davies and their teams for their dog demonstrations in nose work and treiball. It was nice to have some local businesses participate as well. Thank you K9h20, Doggie Detail, St. John’s Therapy Dogs and Just About Pets Wellness Centre. Hawkey the Abbotsford Heat Mascot also made an appearance and had all the dogs singing!!

Without everyone’s support we would not be able to continue the important work we do for our community and surrounding communities.

Please join us on September 26 at 12:30 pm at the shelter for our first annual Remember me Thursday, a Candle-lighting Ceremony. A global initiative to promote pet adoption.




Jodi Dunlop

Branch Manager