Paws walks raise $4,800 to help homeless animals

  • Sep. 22, 2010 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Lisa Pineault-This year’s Paws for a Cause walks in Queen Charlotte and Sandspit had great turnouts and the weather was fantastic. This year we raised $3,823 at our Queen Charlotte walk and $1,048 at our Sandspit walk for a grant total of $4,871, which is slightly under last year’s total, however pledges are still coming in. All funds remain on island to support homeless, abused and neglected animals. Our royal challenge against Prince Rupert was a great success for both SPCAs – we issued a challenge to businesses that have outlets in both locations to participate by competing against each other. The Northern Savings Credit Union jumped on board and did a great job with our first ever Paw Print fundraiser and deserve a huge thank you! Next year we hope to persuade a few more businesses to join in. The Masset NSCU branch raised $189.22 and the Queen Charlotte branch raised $431.93 for a total of $621.15 – completely amazing! The Prince Rupert NSCU branch sold paw prints, had a team collecting pledges and did a bake sale. Their total was $2,065. The Prince Rupert Paws for a Cause total was $11,000 so they kind of kicked our royal challenge butts. Next year we should include a per capita clause! Thanks again for supporting our branch – we really could not continue without it!