Update: August 17, 2012
Kennel lock-in raises more than $16,000!
Six local media personalities and community leaders took part in the BC SPCA’s annual kennel lock-in at the Vancouver shelter on Aug. 16, raising $16,384 for the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. Our heartfelt thanks to Alece Anderson of RAnderson of Rock 101, TV host and entertainment reporter Erin Cebula, BC SPCA board member Michelle Grant, BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever, community educator and leader (and mother of actor Jason Priestley)Sharon Mason and fashion blogger Kate Horsman.
Photo caption: (pictured from left) Alece Anderson, BC SPCA manager of fundraising events Farrah
Rooney, Erin Cebula, Michelle Grant, Eileen Drever, Sharon Mason and fashion blogger Kate Horsman.
Original Story: August 13, 2012
What: Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Kennel Lock-In
Where: Vancouver SPCA shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local media personalities and community leaders will be behind bars on Aug. 16 for the BC SPCA’s annual Kennel Lock-In, in support of abused, neglected, injured and homeless animals in B.C. The annual event is part of the lead up to the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause, the BC SPCA’s signature fundraising event held in communities across the province each September.
Entertainment reporter and TV host Erin Cebula of ET Canada, Alece Anderson of the Rock 101 Bro Jake Show, trend-setting stylist and fashion blogger Kate Horsman, community educator and leader (and mother of actor Jason Priestley) Sharon Mason, BC SPCA Board of Directors member Michelle Grant and BC SPCA Senior Animal Protection Officer Eileen Drever will take up temporary residence in the dog kennels at the Vancouver SPCA shelter on Aug. 16 to raise awareness and funds for B.C.’s most vulnerable animals.
Each participant will set a fundraising target and will be calling friends and colleagues to raise pledges. Once they have met their target they will be sprung from their kennel. Animal lovers are also invited to make a donation online at http://support.spca.bc.ca/goto/kennel-lock-in or by dropping by the shelter during the lock-in. Visitors can even take one of our local personalities for a “walk” for a minimum $5 donation.
“We are so grateful to all the participants in this year’s Kennel Lock-In for their support of the animals and we encourage people to come down to the shelter to cheer them on and to help us raise urgently needed funds,” says Farrah Rooney, the BC SPCA’s manager of fundraising events.
All funds raised during the event go to help the more than 32,000 animals in need cared for by the BC SPCA annually. The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which is reliant on community support to carry out all of its activities, including more than 7,000 animal cruelty investigations each year.
Photo caption: Entertainment reporter and TV host Erin Cebula of ET Canada
Photo caption: Alece Anderson of the Rock 101 Bro Jake Show
Photo caption: Trend-setting stylist and fashion blogger Kate Horsman
Photo caption: Community educator and leader, Sharon Mason
Photo caption: BC SPCA Board of Directors member Michelle Grant
Photo caption: BC SPCA Senior Animal Protection Officer Eileen Drever
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.