Take your pet for a walk and help fight animal cruelty in Cowichan

You can fight animal cruelty in the community by getting out for a walk with your pet this Sunday, Sept. 7 in Duncan.

The annual Paws for a Cause fundraiser sponsored by Scotiabank and the SPCA will take place this year at McAdam Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 11 a.m.

Proceeds go to help abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals through the Cowichan District SPCA.

There will be entertainment and fun activities alongside the walk including a barbecue, vendors, owner and dog games and prizes.

"This is the largest single event Andrea Rondeau, Citizen to help fight animal cruelty in British Columbia," said Krista Constantineau, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. "We are overwhelmed by the amazing participation each year – it’s so great to see thousands of people come together across the province to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. Our supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants."

The Cowichan walk is also sponsored by CTV, 89.7 Sun FM, and EK Hair Design and Esthetics.

For more information, to register and donate go to spca.bc.ca/walk