Paws for a Cause in Oceanside Sept. 11

Animal lovers in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area are urged to slide into their favourite pair of walking shoes and get moving to help a furry friend.

PARKSVILLE — Animal lovers in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area are urged to slide into their favourite pair of walking shoes and get moving to help a furry friend.

Registration is open for the annual Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk held each fall to raise funds for homeless and abused animals in B.C.

Each year participants in 37 communities around the province walk with colleagues, friends, family and with their dogs to raise $1 million to help animals in need.

“This is the largest single event supporting animals in B.C.,” says Denise Meade, the society’s director of development. “Participants are already signing up and will be fundraising in their own communities all summer long.”

To register and for more information visit spca.bc.ca/walk.

Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Causeis at Parksville Community Park on Sept. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walk start time is 10 a.m.

For more, visit spca.bc.ca/branches/parkville-qualicum-beach/.

— BC SPCA