This Sunday, Nelson animal lovers will be offered a chance to break the law for a good cause. For one morning only, Lakeside Park will welcome dogs as part of the 2011 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause.
The event is the BC SPCA’s single largest fundraiser for the year and is integral in helping them continue to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. The SPCA is encouraging the whole family to come out for an enjoyable stroll along the waterfront, rain or shine.
Oso Negro coffee will be provided free and there will be a barbecue after the event. Each participant will also receive a Paws for a Cause T-shirt.
Registration will be available at the event, starting at 9 a.m., or online at spca.bc.ca/walk. Among other exciting activities, there will also be a dog agility and pet first aid demonstration before the walk.
The walk begins at 11 a.m. and runs from Lakeside Park to the Prestige Inn and back. After the walk, there will be a variety of doggy games and some fantastic prize packages will be awarded to the top fundraisers in youth, adult, and team categories. The grand prize for the youth category (who get to walk for free) is a brand new iPod Touch.
In addition to everyone who comes out for the walk, the SPCA would like to thank the local businesses sponsoring the event: Selkirk Veterinary Hospital, Remedys RX, KBS Radio and Nelson Ford, Secret Garden Toys, Allard’s Insurance, and Reo’s Video for their generous donations.
For further information, contact the Nelson SPCA at 250-352-7178 or drop in to the Adoption Center at 520-C Falls Street, above the bowling alley.