Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Don’t miss out – register online before Sept. 7 for the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

 August 30, 2012

Don’t miss out on the chance to make a life-saving difference for animals in your community!

Online pre-registration closes at the end of day on Sept. 6 for the 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. Onsite registration will be available the day of the event but only pre-registered participants will be able to collect online donations before, during and after the walk. The walks are being hosted in 34 communities across the province on Sept 9 (dates may vary in some communities, check for details). This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million for animals in need.

“The Scotiabank & BC 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,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC 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.” She notes that the BC SPCA is a non-for-profit organization that relies on community support to carry out cruelty investigations, sheltering and a wide range of services for more than 32,000 animals each year.

Those interested in getting involved in The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team. The BC SPCA has set up a comprehensive website at, with sponsorship opportunities, fundraising ideas, pledge kits, posters, merchandise and ways to volunteer.

Thank you to our provincial sponsors: Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, See Ya Later Ranch winery, Coast Hotels & Resorts, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, PwC, Global TV, 99.3 The Fox, CKNW AM980, 24 Hours Vancouver and TVW.

Photo caption: BC SPCA CEO Craig Daniell (right) at the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause 2011 flagship walk in Vancouver.

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.











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