Friday, Sept. 5, 2014


Pooch Paradise

Paws for a Cause Sept 7

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA/Voice file photo


A pug checks out four-legged buddies at the Paws for a Cause in 2012.


ome 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 Chilliwack will be held at Fairfield Island Sports Field on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. with the walk starting at noon.


Proceeds from the Chilliwack walk will benefit animals at the Chilliwack SPCA. Participants can enjoy a variety of entertainment and fun activities, including the Pooch Parade, contest for owner and pet look-a-like, games, pet portraits, agility presentations, refreshments, and much more!

Generously supported by our local sponsors – Oly’s Pet Connection, Macham Enterprises, Cheam View Veterinary Hospital, Star 98.3 Radio Station, Black Walnut Kennel, Chilliwack Ford, Sardis Animal Hospital and Valley Veterinary Services – 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,” says 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. Our supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants.”

Thank you to our provincial sponsors: Scotiabank, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, PwC, Global BC, CKNW AM 980, Classic Rock 101, and TV Week.

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