They were jailed and raised a whole lot of ‘bail’ for a fantastic cause. Wednesday’s Kennel Lock-In event at the Vancouver BC SPCA Branch was a huge success, with local celebrities and well-known personalities bringing in more than $33,000 to help British Columbia’s most vulnerable animals – all while ‘locked’ in the shelter’s dog kennels.
“We are thrilled with how successful the Kennel Lock-In was - it’s our best ever!” says Krista Constantineau, BC SPCA manager, fundraising events. “A grand total of $33,742 was raised in a matter of hours. We can’t thank our participants enough – they were absolutely amazing!”
This year’s Kennel Lock-In participants included: Rock 101 radio broadcasters Alece Anderson and Kim Seale; CTV Morning Live’s Ann Luu; Nat Hunter, Erin Davis and Scooter (Scott Shantz) from 103.5 QMFM’s The Nat and Drew Show; CTV Vancouver producer and Vancity Buzz pet column blogger Darcy Wintonyk; internationally renowned Vancouver architect Michael Green and his daughter Elsa; Jo Faloona, Director of Marketing at Bruce Allen Talent; National Post columnist Jane Macdougall; BC SPCA Vancouver Branch manager Jodi Dunlop; Linda Mah of BIIG Financial Company Ltd.; and from the BC SPCA’s Board of Directors, secretary treasurer Eric Stebner.
“Their phones were dying as they were furiously contacting friends, family and work colleagues on their laptops, tablets and other devices,” Constantineau says. “They were all superstars! Each and every one of them met or exceeded the fundraising goals they set. They all did so well.”
All the funds raised will go toward helping the province’s thousands of abused, neglected, injured and homeless animals. For more information, visit spca.bc.ca/kennellockin.
Photo: Erin Davis, left, with Scooter (Scott Shantz) and Nat Hunter from 103.5 QMFM's The Nat and Drew Show cuddle some puppies as they help raise fund for B.C.'s animals in need.
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.