The Fort McMurray SPCA’s 6th Annual Animal Walk is looking to build compassion and end animal cruelty.
Proceeds for the event go to the Isabella Paws Fund – to provide medical intervention for rescued animals that have suffered from abuse or neglect.
The fund was created shortly after the 1st annual walk and is named after an 11-week puppy by the name of Izzy – who underwent a horrible case of animal abuse.
SPCA Executive Director Tara Clarke tells Mix News about the importance of raising awareness for abused animals.
“Pets hold a very important place within our region and within our regional families and it’s a great way to raise awareness, to get out and enjoy some recreation with our own pets, meet other pet owners and build community alliance.”
The fund has often been used by the FMSPCA for the well being of rescued animals who’ve needed intensive surgeries and medical costs.
Pet owners are encouraged to come out and take part in an awareness walk, as well as other animal activities and make a difference in their pet’s lives.
Clarke talks about the pup the event is dedicated to.
“Izzy suffered some of the worst abuse and neglect that we’ve seen in the organization’s history. Izzy survived and in honour of that, we raise funds in her name to help support and provide for those animals that have been abused or neglected.
Along with the awareness walk, there will be pet-themed games and activities and all the treats, toys and accessories your pup can handle.
The event takes place at Snye Park with the daylong event starting at 9AM.