Pets rule SPCA fundraiser

Tails will be wagging Saturday at an annual B.C. SPCA event.

“Paws for a Cause” will be taking place in various cities across the Province, including Fort St. John, where it has been around in one form or another for at least 15 years.

The event is put on to raise money for the SPCA in each community. Last year, the local SPCA raised around $5,000 says Judy Hillman, Fort St. John SPCA supervisor.

Participants collect pledges and then bring their pets to take part in a walk and games.

The walk begins at Centennial Park then they stop in at the Peace Lutheran Care Home on 110 Ave., take a short break and walk back to the park where games are held and prizes are given out.

Hillman says some of the prizes include most money raised, best dressed (for those who dress up their pets) and best trick.

She says the turnout is usually quite large, attracting around 100 people and their pets, many of which are dogs, but she has seen everything from a cat on a leash to a llama. She adds that she has heard there may even be a donkey brought out to this year’s event.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with the walk starting around 1 p.m.

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