The weather was frightful Sunday for the annual Paws for a Cause event in Boitanio Park but that didn’t stop animal lovers from raising a substantial amount of money for the BC SPCA.
The event raised a total of $5,405.85, all of which stays in Williams Lake to help animals rescued in this area, said Liz Dighton, Williams Lake and District BC SPCA manager.
“After being teased by the sun peaking through the clouds the weather came back with a vengeance,” Dighton said.
“Wind and rain, almost felt cold enough for snow. With so many events happening in the area attendance was down which reflects on the sale and auction bids.
“That being said we did manage to raise a total of $5,405.85.”
She said the new circular route and prize draw was a success and everyone seemed to really enjoy the event.
The silent auction was a hit as always, with many people getting incredible items at great prices, she said.
“We wish to thank all the walkers that came out despite the weather, the individuals and businesses for their support and the volunteers that make the event happen,” Dighton said.
She says there are currently 94 animals in the care of the local SPCA shelter, with about 30 of those animals in loving foster homes.
“Foster homes are always needed, please call the branch to inquire about the foster program,” Dighton said.
With winter on its way she said the shelter is stocking up on sidewalk salt.
“We are always in need of large litter pans for cats and cat toys,” Dighton said. “For dogs we are in need of a few strong, well made leashes. As always good old cash is a wonderful donation.”