Birthday Pawty

By Taylor Mundy

We know how special your birthday is.  You can make your birthday celebration even more special by throwing a party with a purpose.  Instead of gifts this year, ask your friends, family members and colleagues to donate to the SPCA in your honour.  You’ll truly be making a difference for local animals in need.

Need some inspiration?  Check these out:

For Christian’s birthday, he generously donated 100% of the proceeds from his amazing Apollo Reddit app to help furry friends at the SPCA.  He also donated $1 for every retweet on his Apollo Reddit twitter.  More than $27,000 was raised making this the largest one-day third-party fundraiser in history for the Nova Scotia SPCA!

Maddie asked for donations in lieu of gifts to celebrate her fourth birthday.  She dropped by the Yarmouth SPCA with her sister Elliot to drop off the donations.  Our shelter pets were eager to give lots of thank-you cuddles for her kindness.

Animal lover Robyn dropped by the Pictou SPCA for her birthday.  Not only did she give our animals some TLC, but she also gave a very generous donation in honour of her special day.

Facebook makes it super easy to engage with your friends and raise funds for SPCA furry friends at the same time.  We receive the donations within 90 days and allocate them to the shelter or region of your choice to help local animals in need.  A few weeks before your big day, create an online fundraiser by following these three steps:

  1. On your Facebook Homepage under “Explore” click “Fundraisers”
  2. Click “Select Charity” and search for The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
    *Note* You must use our full legal name in your search and not “SPCA”
  3. Set your goal and end date
  4. Tell your story and select your photo
  5. Share away and do a happy dance because you’re helping save lives

Do you remember your best birthday ever?  Let’s bring that feeling back.  Celebrate a lifesaving birthday this year and donate to help animals in need at the SPCA!

P.S. Need some fundraising support?  We’re here to help!  Please contact Taylor at

Taylor Mundy

Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.