Paws for a Cause returns to Nelson on Sept. 13.

Paws for a Cause returns to Nelson on Sept. 13.

Paws for a Cause walk helps fight animal cruelty

The Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty will be held at Lakeside Park, Nelson on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Some animals never know kindness. The good news is, you can fight animal cruelty in your community by registering and fundraising for the 2015 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held in September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout BC.

This year, participants in more than 30 communities including Nelson will walk to raise funds to help animals in need across BC.

The Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty (benefitting the Nelson SPCA Branch) will be held at Lakeside Park, Nelson on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m. Participants will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, including live music, doggie games, a children’s area, agility demonstrations, tables featuring our sponsors and vendors from the community, complimentary coffee and snacks, and a cruelty-free barbecue.

Thanks to generous community support, the event brings animal lovers and their furry friends from all walks of life together for a great time as well as a fantastic cause.

“This is the largest single event to help fight animal cruelty in British Columbia,” says Krista Constantineau, BC SPCA manager of fundraising events.

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

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