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Best paw forward

The BCSPCA is asking you to put your best paw forward this September 7, and walk with animal lovers across BC to help fight animal cruelty.

The non-profit is holding its annual Paws for a Cause event to raise much needed funds and awareness to help the over 41,000 animals in distress and in need of the society’s services each year.

In Kelowna, the event will be held at City Park Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the Kelowna walk will benefit animals at the Kelowna SPCA.

“There is lots of fun for the day, we have our bouncy tents and face painting for the kids, we have the RCMP K-9 unit who come down to put on a show, which happens the following weekend and is open to the public,” explains Heather Harrison, the Regional Branch Fundraising Support.

There are three walks happening in the Okanagan on the 7th:

  • City Park in Kelowna
  • Gyro Park in Penticton
  • BX Ranch Dog Park in Vernon

“We are overwhelmed by the amazing participation each year – it’s so great to see thousands of people come together across the province to help BC’s most vulnerable animals. Our supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants,” says Harrison.

To register or donate, and to get all the latest news and information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.

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