Walkers take up cause to help homeless pets

NANAIMO: SPCA's Paws for a Cause walk takes place Sunday (Sept. 9) at Meffeo Sutton Park.

Pet owners don’t want to miss out on a chance to make a life-saving difference for animals in the community.

Online pre-registration closes at the end of day Thursday (Sept. 6) for the Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause.

The walks take place in 34 communities across the province on Sunday (Sept 9) with a goal to raise $1 million for animals in need.

The Nanaimo Paws for a Cause is at Maffeo Sutton Park with registration at 10:30 a.m., and the walk at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $25.

“The Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need,” said Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the B.C. SPCA. “Our walks include food, fabulous prizes and lots of fun activities for our two and four-legged participants.

“The best part is that the funds raised help save the lives of thousands of abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals in B.C.”

For more information, please go to www. pca.bc.ca/walk.