Animal-loving celebrities are going to the dogs (and cats!) during a Celebrity Rescue at the Vancouver SPCA shelter at 1205 East 7th Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 14. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is in support of the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause, the BC SPCA’s annual walk to fight animal cruelty, taking place in September in communities across B.C.
Taking part in the celebrity rescue on Aug. 14, are: Erin Cebula, entertainment reporter/producer at ET Canada and Global TV; Alece Anderson of Rock 101’s morning show; award-winning blogger Rebecca Bollwitt (aka Miss 604); stylist and fashion blogger Kate Horsman; Global TV’s weather anchor, Kate Gajdosik and The Loden Hotel principal Lilliana de Cotiis. Participants will be locked in kennels at the Vancouver SPCA shelter, where they will reach out to family, friends and colleagues for pledges to meet their fundraising goal before being “freed”.
All donations raised during the celebrity rescue will help fund investigations into animal cruelty, emergency rescue and treatment of injured animals, sheltering and adoption of homeless animals, low-cost spay/neuter programs and a wide range of other SPCA services and programs for animals at risk.
Individuals can also donate directly to the participants online at support.spca.bc.ca/goto/celebrityrescue2014.
For more information about the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty, taking place in communities across B.C. next month, please visit spca.bc.ca/walk.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.