Mar
18
2019
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8th Annual Walk for Animals

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(Fort McMurray, March 15, 2019) On Sunday, April 28th the Fort McMurray SPCA will be hosting its 8th Annual Walk for Animals at Sitskaw Park, in Waterways.

Outside of the province of British Columbia, Wood Buffalo is the only region in Canada to date to have proclaimed an Animal Abuse Prevention Day, April 28th every year since 2011, a trend the FMSPCA hopes will spread across the country to raise awareness for animal abuse prevention and strengthen municipal, provincial and federal legislation regarding domestic animal protection.

Every year, hundreds of pet owners across the region raise pledges and gather to walk together in support of the lives the FMSPCA helps to rescue and rehome. The pledges help to fund the organization’s Isabella Paws Fund to help provide essential medical treatment and care to animals who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

The Fund was named after Isabella, a 12 week puppy rescued by the FMSPCA whose injuries were the worst case of abuse that the FMSPCA had seen. In spite of severe injuries, Izzy as she is affectionately known was able to receive the medical treatment and surgeries she required through donations raised by the public and now lives a happy life in her forever home. Since her rescue and recovery the fund was named in her honour.

Since opening our doors more than 40 years ago the FMSPCA has received and cared for more than 25,000 animals with more coming each day. As the Regions only no kill shelter we rely on events such as the Walk for Animals to help raise much needed funds to ensure we can continue to provide the best possible care for animals in need in our region.

NEW this year you can raise your walk pledges online here:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fort-mcmurray-spca/p2p/walk4animals/

Grab your pooch and join us! Registration opens at 9am, Walk at 11am.

All funds raised from the fundraiser will go towards the rehabilitation and care of present and future homeless animals in need. For more information about the event or to get involved please contact Misty Schad Programs Coordinator at programs@fortmcmurrayspca.ca

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