For the dogs

Event raises money for BC SPCA

Animal lovers in the Surrey area are urged to slide into their favourite pair of walking shoes next month and get moving to help a furry friend.

Registration is open for the annual Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk held each fall to raise funds for homeless and abused animals in the province.

Every year, participants in 37 communities around B.C. walk with colleagues, friends, family and their dogs to raise $1 million to help animals in need.

“This is the largest single event supporting animals in B.C.,” the society’s director of development, Denise Meade, said in a release. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long.

“The remarkable creativity and passion that people show each year is remarkable.”

Last year, can-collecting canine Katie raised hundreds of dollars by collecting cans on her daily walks and returning them for refunds.

“As far as we know, Katie was the only non-human to personally sign up,” Meade said. “And what’s more, she actually did her own fundraising.”

Paws for a Cause will be held in Crescent Park, 2610 Crescent Rd., Sept. 11.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and walk time is at 11 a.m.

Activities will include a dog agility demonstration, canine disc throwing, clicker training demo, shelter dog parade, kids’ activity tent and face painting.

To register and for more information, visit


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