Sweets & Shelter Pets

By Taylor Mundy

It is the sweetest time of the year!  Bake Sales for Wagging Tails is a local fundraiser for the Nova Scotia SPCA, raising critical funds to support shelter pets.

The concept is super simple – register online for free, host a bake-sale and donate the raised funds to help furry friends in need.  If you’re not a baker or sweets aren’t your thing, that’s totally okay!  You can host any type of pawty in support of the SPCA.  Pizza days, movie nights, or even casual days at work can be in celebration of Bake Sales for Wagging Tails.  The pawsibilities are endless!  Whatever is a treat for you is a treat for them.

The top fundraiser or team is crowned with naming their local SPCA’s next litter of adorable kittens!  We will send you pictures and you can visit once they’re ready for adoption.  We do ask that you pick a few names in advance so we have them available for when the kittens come in.  This way, we are not waiting to name these cuties and they can quickly be adopted into fuever homes.

Bake Sales for Wagging Tails is officially on Friday, February 21st, 2020 but you can celebrate whenever in January or February that works for you.  Your pawty can last one day or even the full month!! The quicker you submit your funds, the quicker more animals in need can be helped.  The final date to submit donations online and in-person for prize eligibility is on March 15th, 2020.  After that, we will be choosing the top fundraiser/fundraising team to name the next litter of adorable kitties!

Need some more inspiration?  Check out our winners from last year: Lindsay Construction

The kind staff at Lindsay Construction decided to do multiple fundraisers and raise money throughout the entire month of February.  This included an all-you-can-eat lunch, gift-basket raffle, 50/50, and a by-donation bake sale.  Altogether, Lindsay Construction was able to raise $2,000 for the animals in our care!  Lindsay Construction had SO much fun kitten naming and landed on these five names that were purrrrfect for the kitties: Mannie, Chief, Dozer, Tonka and Ginny.

Being an Atlantic Canadian company, Lindsay Construction understands how important our work is to animals and the community at large.  “Given our staff’s passion for animals, we see a great opportunity to assist with the SPCA fundraising campaign alongside finding placements for their current residents,” says Cory Bell, President at Lindsay Construction.  “With such a significant amount of SPCA funding being provided by the community, in addition to having a location here in Burnside, we feel well poised to lend our support.”

The Nova Scotia SPCA does not receive any government funding to support our shelters across the province, so community support is essential to our future.  Your support will truly be saving lives.  Sign-up for free today HERE and we’ll send you a Pawty Animal Host Kit to help you get started.  Thank you for baking a difference!

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.