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York Region Animal Centre hosting Sweat for Pets on Saturday

Ontario SPCA's Aug. 26 event for pet parents includes yoga and zumba, swag bags, refreshments, doggy self-care and photo booths, market, behind-the-scenes tours
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You can lace up and help animals in need on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the York Region Animal Centre's Sweat for Pets wellness and fundraising event.

Join the Ontario SPCA and fellow pet parents for a morning of wellness activities and family fun — furry friends included — from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the centre on Newmarket's border, at 16586 Woodbine Ave. in Stouffville.

Activities include yoga and zumba wellness stations, refreshment stations, doggy self-care station (mobile groomer – nail trims, ear cleaning and brushing), dog photo booth, community market, and scheduled behind-the-scenes tours of the animal centre from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (sign up required – first come, first served).

Registration is $15 per person, which includes a Sweat for Pets swag bag for the first 150 attendees and access to all activities. Making a difference is as easy as visiting here and registering as an individual or team and asking your friends, family and neighbours to pledge their support by donating to your fundraising page.

Can’t attend in person? Set your own personal fitness goal and raise funds to change the lives of animals. Challenges can be completed anytime and can be as unique as you are. Register online and get moving to complete your goal.

“Sweat for Pets is all about getting active and raising funds to help animals that need our support,” says Jessica Zwarych-Boyd, events co-ordinator, Ontario SPCA York Region Animal Centre. “You’ll be doing something good for your health, for the animals, and for your community.”

The Ontario SPCA is a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding and depends on generous supporters to change the lives of vulnerable animals. Funds raised through Sweat for Pets provide care and shelter to give animals a second chance.

If you’re up for the challenge, visit the website to register, donate and change the lives of animals in need.