Kamloops SPCA celebrates National Cupcake Day

By Chad Klassen
February 27, 2017 - 12:51pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 12:48am

KAMLOOPS — It's National Cupcake Day, but not just a day to stuff your face with delicious cupcakes. It's an important fundraiser for SPCAs and other humane societies across the country. 

Last year, the campaign raised more than $615,000 in Canada, and on Monday in Kamloops staff and volunteers at the SPCA brought in home-baked cupcakes to the 8th Street location, hoping funds raised can help animals in their care. 

"National Cupcake Day is a fun initiative. It is a grassroots idea, where you bake cupcakes and they host parties, either at their workplace, school, or community centre with friends and family," said Sarah Gerow from the Kamloops SPCA. "The idea is to raise money for humane societies and the SPCA."

The money raised in Kamloops stays local and is used to help treat the animals that may need immediate care and attention. 

"That money will go towards a wide variety of operations to help us with medical care, supplies, just our basic day-to-day operations," said Gerow. 

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