Usually, getting jailed is not good news. But it’s fantastic news this Wednesday, when local media celebrities and well-known personalities will get locked into Vancouver BC SPCA Branch dog kennels in this year’s Kennel Lock-In event to raise funds to help the province’s most vulnerable animals. Participating personalities will be “locked” into dog kennels, and their only way out is by raising funds and awareness for animals in need.
This year’s Kennel Lock-In participants include: Rock 101 broadcasters Alece Anderson and Kim Seale; CTV Morning Live’s Ann Luu; Nat Hunter, Erin Davis and Scooter 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 and petviz.com founder 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.
“We are thrilled that the dogs in our care will spend some time with such high-profile roommates as they raise funds to help British Columbia’s companion, farm and wild animals,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager, community relations. “With such amazing TV, radio and social media celebrities, as well as fantastic representation from the business, marketing and architectural communities, I’m confident our ‘locked in’ guests will reach their fundraising targets.”
Last year, more than $21,000 was raised to help British Columbia’s thousands of abused, neglected, injured and homeless animals.
“We hope animal lovers will drop by to visit and help free our temporary kennel residents with pledges,” Chortyk says. Donations can also be made online, at spca.bc.ca/kennellockin.
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.