New location for this year’s Paws for a Cause

The annual SPCA Paws for a Cause walk takes place in Chilliwack on Sept. 11

Firefighter Tim Mastin shares a kennel with Bella

Firefighter Tim Mastin shares a kennel with Bella

Fighting animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park.

The annual SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in 30 B.C. communities throughout September and October, takes place in Chilliwack on Sept. 11.

“This is the largest single event to raise funds to fight animal cruelty in British Columbia,” says Krista Constantineau, B.C. SPCA manager of fundraising events.

“We are overwhelmed by the 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 amazing supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are tons of fun for two-legged and four-legged participants.”

People still have plenty of time to participate by visiting spca.bc.ca/chilliwackwalk.

The fundraiser which benefits the Chilliwack B.C. SPCA branch, will be held at Vedder Park (45450 Petawawa Rd.). It is a brand new location for the walk and participants will be able to enjoy a lovely stroll along the Vedder River Rotary Trail, as well as participate in many activities including the Pooch Parade which is back again this year with doggie games and contests.

This event is fun for the whole family and also includes food, displays, demonstrations and vendors with merchandise all in support of the Chilliwack SPCA.

With generous support by local and provincial sponsors, the event brings animal lovers and their furry friends together for a great time as well as a fantastic cause.

Sponsors include: Oly’s Pet Connection, 98.3 Star FM, Black Walnut Kennel, Cheam View Veterinary Hospital and Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic, Scotiabank, CTV, PwC, and TV Week.

The Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk takes place Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. with the walk starting at noon.