Registration open for SPCA walk

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

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

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

Each year, participants in 37 communities around the province 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.,” said Denise Meade, the B.C. SPCA director of development. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long.”

Nanaimo’s Paws for a Cause takes place Sept. 11 at Maffeo Sutton Park with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m.

Activities include bouncy castles, catering tent, music, doggie games, mobile groomers by donation, the Pacifica Dance Troupe and Kirkwood Youth Dance Company.

For more information, please visit http://spca.bc.ca/branches/nanaimo.