For the team at Walks `N` Wags Pet First Aid, supporting animals in need isn`t just their businesses, it`s their passion. Each summer, this dedicated team of animal lovers calls upon everyone in their personal and professional circles to join them for the BC SPCA`s signature event, the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. By building a team and fundraising together, the Walks `N` Wags team maximizes each team member's impact on the fight against animal cruelty.
As both a former adopter (of both her dog, Buddy and cat, Kitty) and volunteer, team captain Lisa Wagner is well acquainted with the BC SPCA`s work and her inside view of the organization inspires her to devote her time to making her Paws team a success. ``Every year we register early and start building our team immediately. We contact and invite representatives from within our organization, our clients, our social media fans, our friends and colleagues. We definitely have a "the more the merrier" attitude`, says Wagner`.
By recruiting a large team, supporting members with fundraising ideas and assistance, and letting team members know what to expect on walk day, Wagner sets everyone up for success as they work to meet their personal fundraising goals. The result is a company team that consistently has one of the largest teams at the Vancouver based Paws walk and year after year raises much needed funds for the work of the BC SPCA. All team members get to share in the excitement of watching their team reach its fundraising goal and everyone can celebrate as one come September. ``The day of the walk itself has a great sense of community spirit`` Wagner shares. ``One can't help but smile all day seeing the happy faces, the kids running about with painted faces and goodies, and all of the dogs who have come out to participate in the walk. All day, one gets the sense of making a difference and being part of a caring network of animal lovers.``
On behalf of the animals in need you are helping, thank you, Walks `N`Wags Pet First Aid! We look forward to seeing you in September!
For more information about the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause and to register your own team or corporate team, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.
For more information on our Generosity in Action program, please contact Stephanie Trimble, Manager, Philanthropy, Revenue Development 1-800-665-1868.