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Paws for a Cause important fundraiser for the local SPCA

The Kelowna branch of the SPCA is in the final stages of planning the annual Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 11, at City Park.

The Kelowna SPCA branch is one community of 37 in communities across B.C. set to hold the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.

The B.C. SPCA is hoping to raise more than $1 million across the province to help abused, abandoned and unwanted animals in your community.

“We have a fantastic day planned for our participants including a few new additions to this year’s walk,” said Kristin Mazuren, event coordinator for the Kelowna event.

“We have added the Dog’s Got Talent competition complete with judges and prizes, Guess What’s in the Big Steel Box where participants have a chance to win a prize valued over $800 and a few of our favourite Kelowna Rockets will be at the walk helping to feature some of our adoptable dogs and signing autographs for the kids along with Rocky.

“We are featuring a photo booth this year by Shaun Bos Photography and a doggie lounge tent where the dogs to enjoy some treats and relaxation.”

The Kelowna walk will begin on Sunday at 9 a.m. with registration followed by a three kilometre walk at 10:30 a.m. and a one kilometre walk that will start at 11 a.m.

After the walks, participants will enjoy a BBQ featuring SPCA-certified hotdogs from Vale Farms, there will be a kids’ zone complete with a bounce house, face-painting and balloon animals.

The Paws Parlour will be open to get some pampering for your furry friend and the dog competitions will be happening including relay races, PJ’s Party Cake walks and the Dog’s Got Talent to feature your animal’s talent or ability.

Register online today at www.spca.bc.ca/walk or sign up for pledges at the Kelowna SPCA branch, 3785 Casorso Rd.

For more information, call the Kelowna SPCA branch at 250-861-7722.

 

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