Walk for the animals this summer and join in on a special event Saturday, July 10. This year’s Paws for a Cause kickoff event begins with delicious snacks, wine garden and live music. The event is free for those who have registered online for the North Cariboo Paws at bcspac.convion.net.
“It costs $25 to register for entrance into the kickoff event and (participation in) the walk in September. The walk event features performing artists Raghu Lokanathan and Josh Sandu, and includes a shirt, lunch and more,” says regional walk coordinator Bryndis Ogmundson. “You can pay $10 to drop in on July 10 to show your support perhaps we can convince you to register (for the walk).
“Our goal for Prince George is $34,000. I know we can do this but we need help from members of the community.”
In 2009, the BCSPCA North Cariboo was responsible for taking in around 2,000 stray animals: 825 cats, 182 kittens, 728 dogs, and 36 puppies.
As well, owners surrendered 197 cats, 50 kittens, 216 dogs and 16 puppies to the SPCA.
There are also happy stories: The shelter re-united 80 cats, four kittens, 428 dogs and 16 puppies with their families. Adoptions took place for 101 cats, 240 kittens, 181 dogs and 155 puppies. The SPCA also arranged for the transfer of animals 247 cats, 15 kittens, 167 dogs and 14 puppies to Lower Mainland shelters for another chance to find a home.
Tickets for the Paws for a Cause kickoff event July 10 are at Books and Company. Live music by pet-lovers the Concerns of Royalty and Forestry at Artspace above Books and Company on Third Ave.
Doors open 7 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.