Bake some cupcakes and help ease the lives of homeless, abused and injured animals at the Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS).
Participants bake cupcakes on National Cupcake Day on Feb. 25 to help local humane societies and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) across Canada give surrendered animals a new home, provide emergency medical care and rescue neglected and abused animals.
“Etobicoke Humane Society operates entirely from donations, adoption fees and our own fundraising efforts so events like National Cupcake Day are essential to increasing donations and animal welfare awareness,” Etobicoke Humane Society spokesperson Pia Lauretti said in a statement.
“Funds raised through this event will support EHS’s rescue initiatives for abused, abandoned and orphaned animals and help them find forever homes.”
The Ontario SPCA encourages participants to register online at www.nationalcupcakeday.ca and to bake cupcakes for friends, family and colleagues in return for donations.
On Feb. 25, bakes can host a National Cupcake Day party at their home, office or school; guests donate online to attend or in person when they pick up their cupcake.
“I’m hosting my own cupcake party for close friends and family; I just got my host kit in the mail,” EHS board member Lauren Tedesco said in a statement. “Everyone loves cupcakes and animals; it is a fun and easy way to help the lives of animals at the shelter.”
National Cupcake Day is an effort to fight animal cruelty with cupcakes. It has a successful history in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., EHS said.
EHS is an independent, volunteer-run, federally registered charity since 1987 with a mission to protect, care for and advance animal welfare. EHS rescues, cares for and finds homes for injured, abused, abandoned and orphaned animals.
It has a strict no-kill policy.