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Chilliwack SPCA gets good turnout at Paws for a Cause walk

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A pooch is curious about the camera Sunday at the fundraiser walk.


t was a great turnout for the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk in Chilliwack which took place at Fairfield Island Sports Field Sunday.

The same volunteers show up year after year. They're unsung heroes and they want to raise money to help abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals.

It's the biggest fundraising day of the year for the SPCA and usually generates somewhere in the vicinity of $1 million.

“This is the largest single event supporting animals in B.C.,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long. The creativity and passion that people show in their fundraising efforts each year is absolutely inspiring and the walks are always so much fun for both the two-legged and four-legged participants who attend.”

At the Chilliwack walk, there's usually a DJ providing entertainment and lots of things to do with fido including; a pooch parade sponsored by Oly's Pet Connection, contests for best trick, best dressed and look-a-likes, games, pet portraits, dog trainers and agility demos.

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