FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Stouffville, ON (September 10, 2018) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is asking animal lovers of all ages to help change the lives of animals in need, one step at a time, at its Friends for Life! Walk™ presented by Petplan®.

The Friends for Life! Walk will take place in 13 communities across Ontario over the weekend of Sept. 22-23. Funds raised support programs and services provided by Ontario SPCA Animal Centres and participating Humane Societies across Ontario. There is also a “virtual” walk option for those unable to attend an event in person.

“The Friends for Life! Walk is a fun way for you to give back to your community by helping animals in need,” says Tonya Martin, Director, Community Programming, Ontario SPCA. “Even if you don’t have a pet, we encourage you to register now and start raising funds for your local Ontario SPCA Animal Centre or Humane Society.”

More than just a fundraising walk, the Friends for Life! Walk is a fun-filled day that offers something for everyone. From barbecues and live music, to pet vendors and activities for the kids, each walk location has its own unique attractions and activities. It’s the purr-fect way to spend a day with friends and family who share a love of animals.

“We can’t do this alone, which is why we need you to go the extra mile to help vulnerable animals,” says Martin. “By participating in the Friends for Life! Walk and collecting pledges, you are giving vulnerable animals the care and second chance they deserve.”

Visit to find a walk in your community and register to start raising much-needed funds for your local Ontario SPCA Animal Centre or Humane Society.




Melissa Kosowan       
Ontario SPCA


Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of close to 50 communities

Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.

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