The BCSPCA’s Paws for a Cause is coming up this September and participants are busy collecting donations and spreading the word about the event.
Paws for a Cause involves a 3.5km walk and some locations have 3.5km runs as well. There will also be games and activities for pets and all ages. My friend Keira has been participating for years so I thought sharing her sentiments about the cause would be appropriate:
There are few charity organizations that speak to my heart as much as the BC-SPCA. They are tirelessly dedicated to providing loving care to British Columbiaâ€™s abandoned, hurt and loneliest animals. Each year the Paws For A Cause campaign seeks to raise funds Province-wide to support their annual goal of $1 million dollars. Without you and me, they couldnâ€™t do what they do.
Aside from simply providing health care, shelter space and fostering animal adoption, the BC-SPCA is also exhaustively involved in investigating and gathering evidence to assist Crown Counsel in prosecuting some of BCâ€™s nastiest animal abusers. Most investigations require a minimum of $10,000 â€“ no cheap feat!
Lower Mainland events include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, and Vancouver (Burnaby, West Vancouver & North Shore). There are also walks on the Upper West Coast, Vancouver Island, in the Okanagan, Kootenays, and Northern BC.
Vancouver’s walk will take place at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park September 12, 2010. There is still time to register or donate to a participant’s campaign.