Some animals need that second chance before they know kindness, says the Kamloops SPCA.
Paws for a Cause, the annual dog walk against animal cruelty and neglect, takes place Sunday, Sept. 11, at Pioneer Park.
The 2016 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause unites animal lovers in more than 30 communities throughout the province to raise funds and awareness to help animals in need.
Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10. Participants can watch dog agility demonstrations and friendly competitions including Best Dog Trick. The park will also feature displays local businesses and organizations and a delicious lunch, served for a donation.
“This is one of our major fundraising events of the year,” said Alyssa Kyllo, interim branch manager at the Kamloops and District B.C. SPCA.
“Our hope is not only to reach our fundraising goal, but to beat it, and have a great time doing so.”
Any excess funds raised at the event will go towards the construction of the Kamloops and District Community Animal Centre, which will replace the existing shelter.
With a goal of raising $15,000, the staff, volunteers and animals are excited to see what numbers this Sunday will bring. When staff members were asked what else they look forward to, they said seeing families interacting with their furry loved ones, and hoping to see some of their B.C. SPCA alumni in “life after adoption.”
For more information, to register or donate, visit spca.bc.ca/kamloopswalk.