BC SPCA launches ‘Lock-In for Love’ fundraiser with unique twist

BC SPCA launches 'Lock-In for Love' fundraiser with unique twist
The fundraiser runs from June 5 to June 22.

The BC SPCA’s unique ‘Lock-In for Love’ fundraiser is on. From June 5 to June 22, animal lovers across  the province can register to collect donations for animals in the BC SPCA’s care.

As part of the fundraiser, you can also lock yourself in a kennel at a BC SPCA shelter for a special, one-on-one cuddle session with an animal currently receiving care.

“For animal lovers, Lock-In for Love gives them two ways to do good,” says Alina Wilson, senior officer of BC SPCA’s digital giving.

“You raise money to help support the vulnerable animals in the BC SPCA’s care and spend quality time with adoptable animals in your community who are looking for their forever homes – who can resist an hour-long puppy cuddle?”

The shelter says, up until midnight of June 5, donating to their Lock-In for Love page will match your gift up to $20,000 courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Participating in the fundraiser can be as simple as reaching out to your friends, family and colleagues to ask their help in creating a kinder world for animals; or as creative as holding a yard sale, sketching pets for donations, or pledging to do a push-up for every dollar you raise.

On Saturday, June 22, all fundraiser participants are invited to their local participating BC SPCA animal centre for the optional in-person finale.

“It’s the perfect place to make their final fundraising push. Not only will they participate in the hour-long cuddle session, but they’ll also get an opportunity to go behind the scenes to see all the lifesaving work their compassionate efforts are supporting,” says Wilson.

Lock-In for Love hopes to raise $275,000 for critical programs in communities across the province.

Funds will support where the need is greatest, from the BC SPCA’s emergency response efforts through the wildfire season to the large number of animal intakes the BC SPCA continues to see because of irresponsible breeders.

SEE ALSO: BC SPCA sees drop in pet food bank donations amid wildfires, rising cost of living

Harry CorroHarry Corro

Recent Stories

Send us your news tips and videos!