Paws for a Cause walk registration begins

Registration is now open for the 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk coming up in September.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk coming up in September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals.

This year, participants in 34 B.C. communities including Williams Lake will walk to raise $1 million to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.

Williams Lake Paws for a Cause walkers will gather at the Boitanio Park picnic shelter on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., with the walk starting at 11 a.m.

Registration is $25.

Organizers say participants will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, including: a silent auction, merchandise, games for you and your pet, a concession and raffle tickets for amazing prizes (to be drawn at noon).

“This is the largest single event supporting animals in B.C.,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long. The creativity and passion that people show in their fundraising efforts each year is absolutely inspiring and the walks are always so much fun for both the two-legged and four-legged participants who attend.”

She says exciting prizes to be won by top fundraisers include an amazing Okanagan trip courtesy of sponsor See Ya Later Ranch Winery, an Xbox Kinect bundle and a group gift basket from Bosley’s Pet Food Plus valued at $1000.

For every $100 participants raise before Sept. 8 they will get one entry for a new iPad.

All youth participants 17 and under register for free and are automatically entered to win a Playstation Vita Console.

Participants are invited to join as an individual or as part of a team and are eligible for fabulous local and province wide prizes.

Visit spca.bc.ca/walk to register and to get all the latest news and information.