Dog Walk To Honour Bandit The Pit Bull Puppy And The Sled Dogs

For whatever unspeakable reasons, cruelty and abuse against dogs has taken its place in the news in recent weeks. While it’s unfortunately nothing new, it’s difficult to ignore what is going on.

A group that banded together and calls themselves Justice For Bandit – honouring the pit bull puppy who was recently murdered in Victoria – has organized a Dog Walk this coming weekend in the capital region.

Lost Lake Sled Dog Race


Photo: Marty Hogan on Flickr

The Dog Walk will also honour the memory of the 100 dogs in the Whistler region who were senselessly executed last April.

    Where: Start at the Dallas Road Dog Park at Cook Street and finish at the Ross Bay Cemetery on St. Charles Street.

    When: Saturday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m.

    Who: Anyone that cares for the lives of these dogs and wants to show support.

    How Much: It’s free to attend and participate in the walk, but donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of the SPCA.

In order to investigate, bring about charges and prosecute anyone guilty of animal abuse and cruelty, the SPCA needs funds to do so as they are the only resource in our Province that can – and will – do so. Only 2% of their annual operating budget is funded by the government, so if we as a society want to see change and justice, it’s really up to us.

If you’d like to donate to the SPCA, you can do so here. For more information on this weekend’s Dog Walk, visit the Facebook page.

    UPDATE: Media maven Catherine Barr has organized a similar event for those on the Lower Mainland wishing to offer their support. Meet at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Sunday, February 6th between noon and 2:00 p.m. Find out more about the Barking Mad rally online.
Until February 4th you can win a night for two at The Beach Club Resort and two tickets to Parksville Uncorked’s Swirl Gala. Visit the contest page to enter.

2 Comments on “Dog Walk To Honour Bandit The Pit Bull Puppy And The Sled Dogs

  1. Pingback: About The Sled Dogs « That's What Marda Said

  2. Please go to this site and you can C&P an form letter asking your MP to please represent you to change legislation to make crimes against animals carrying a stiffer sentence. Six months for the beating death of an innocent puppy is disgusting not to mention euthanizing all those sled dogs without making more of an effort to find homes for them.

    Here is the website link: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_canada_english/join_campaigns/national_and_regional_efforts/stop_animal_cruelty_in_canada_support_anti-cruelty_laws/shortcut_of_tell_your_mp_that_their_voting_record_on_animal_cruelty_matters.php

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