If you find yourself daydreaming about puppies running through your workplace, then you may be interested in getting involved in the BC SPCA’s Treat Week.
The non-profit animal welfare organization’s annual fundraising event runs from February 24 to March 1, 2020, offering a chance for British Columbians to raise money for animals in need. It’s a time when animal lovers around the province make, bake or buy treats and give them away in exchange for a donation.
And, the event just got even sweeter.
This year workplaces, which decide to take part and raise more than $500, go into the draw to have adorable pups brought to visit them at work. Yes, you could win a Puppy Party at work.
BC SPCA’s Tess Repenning said it was amazing to see so many individuals, families, and businesses getting involved in Treat Week.
“Last year we raised over two-hundred thousand dollars to help some of the province’s most vulnerable animals,” she said.
“It is a really important fundraiser for us and we’re so grateful for those that choose to support the animals in this way.”
The BC SPCA will use the much-needed funds raised from Treat Week to find homes for abandoned, neglected or abused animals, and provide emergency care to injured animals.
Here’s what the BC SPCA says you have to do for a chance to win the Puppy Party:
1. Register your team at treatweek.ca. Put your company name in the Team Name so they know you're a workplace team and should be included in the draw.
2. Fundraise and submit $500 or more in donations by March 15, 2020.
3. That's it. The BC SPCA will be picking one lucky workplace in B.C. for a very special visit! Full rules and regulations can be found here.
BC SPCA says staff members will contact the winning workplace by April 15 to discuss the details of the Puppy Party, including timing, available space, preferences and restrictions of the workplace. It also says puppy parties will only be held at workplaces that are suitable for animals and not at private residences.
The party will then be scheduled between April and December. The age and number of dogs may vary based on availability of animals with appropriate temperament.
If you need a little more convincing to get involved, this is what happened when the BC SPCA brought five adorable pups to a B.C. office: