Jayne Nelson, executive director of the Langley Animal Protection Society, is hoping cupcake sales will benefit adoptable cats like this one. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Cupcake Day means financial treat for dogs and cats

The annual fundraiser will help shelters like Langley’s Patti Dale Animal Shelter.

There’ll be plenty of cake and frosting for humans, but National Cupcake Day is really all about our animal friends.

The annual even will be back on Feb. 26 this year, and Langley’s Patti Dale Animal Shelter is one of the local shelters that is organizing fundraisers.

The event is simple: supporters bake and sell cupcakes, to friends, co-workers, family, or members of the public. The proceeds go towards shelters either through direct donations or via the National Cupcake Day website.

This year, you don’t even have to like cupcakes to support the Langley shelter, said Langley Animal Protection Society executive director Jayne Nelson.

WATCH: What programs benefit from National Cupcake Day?

The IGA in Walnut Grove is selling paper cupcakes this month, with the benefits going to LAPS and their shelter.

“We’re really excited about that,” said Nelson.

Several other local businesses have registered teams to support the shelter and LAPS this year, including Langley Township, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, and a team of volunteers dubbed the Dream Team.

“They bake dozens and dozens and dozens of cupcakes,” Nelson said.

“We’ll be having a party that day here of course,” Nelson said, but there are a number of other locations expected to host cupcake sales as well.

The money raised from the sales goes to the shelter programs that go above and beyond simply housing and feeding their dogs and cats. Spay and neuter programs and a trap-neuter-release program for cats are among the efforts that are boosted by Cupcake Day.

People can register a team and pick a Lower Mainland shelter at the National Cupcake Day website.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened after multi-vehicle crash east of Chilliwack

Westbound lanes near Herrling Island were closed for hours amid busy holiday weekend traffic

Chilliwack man killed in Honduras plane crash ‘well loved’ by island locals: sister

Family member confirmed Patrick Forseth was killed Sunday morning

Semi truck crashes into highway barrier cable near Chilliwack

Witnesses warning other drivers to watch for debris in other lanes

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Accident involves several vehicles, in the westbound lanes says Drive BC

Agassiz bus driver’s seatbelt petition heads to Ottawa

Gary Lillico is hoping his one-month petition will make a mark on the House of Commons

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Man arrested after police standoff and fire at Abbotsford home

Suspect allegedly breached conditions to not be near victim or her home

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Kamloops

A Kamloops Mountie had stopped the driver for speeding, but they raced off from the 0fficer

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Most Read