With kitten season well underway, the Surrey Community Cat Coalition (SCCC) is gearing up for its first annual Surrey Cat Walk to raise money for cats and kittens in need.
The SCCC hopes to raise $5,000 during the walk to continue the work they do to prevent unwanted litters and reduce cat overpopulation.
“Spaying and neutering of cats is the best solution to preventing cat homelessness and overpopulation,” says Lubna Ekramoddoullah, Executive Director, SCCC. “In just May alone, our two volunteer trappers rescued 34 adult cats, four pregnant cats, and 47 kittens off the streets—because none of their parents were spayed or neutered.”
The money raised during the Surrey Cat Walk will go towards spaying and neutering homeless cats and cats in low income households in Surrey.
The 5km walk is on Sunday, June 24 from 1 to 3 pm at Surrey Bend Regional Park. The theme is Strut Your Stuff, and participants are encouraged to dress up in their funkiest or most glamourous cat costume. There will be goodies, food, and lots of prizes.
“Because of our generous donors, our volunteers have been making strides in reducing cat homelessness in Surrey and improving their welfare,” says Ekramoddoullah, “but we’re only getting started. We need to keep the momentum going, and the Surrey Cat Walk is a fun, active way for the public to help cats and kittens in need.”
For more information on the Surrey Cat Walk and registration, visit our walk page or call 778-589-8552.