Help some pets in need at Bosley’s Campbell River

Encouraging animal lovers to lend a paw this April to help pets in need.

Campbell River pet retailer, Bosley’s at Mariner Square, are encouraging animal lovers to lend a paw this April to help pets in need.

April 19-21 is National Adoption Weekend at Bosley’s Mariner Square — dedicated to finding new homes for abandoned, homeless and abused animals in the community. Their goal is to find homes for 10 pets. Vancouver Island Dog Rescue Society and Quadra Island Cats Society will be in-store with animals available for adoption and collecting donations in support of their charity. One hundred per cent of donations from Pet Appreciation Month and National Adoption Weekend stay in the community.

The event includes 4H petting zoo, face painting, live music, prizes and samples. Local musical talent will include Austin Burbidge, Adrian Lamothe, Collin Massle, Aleasha Attfield, Ashley Maddison, Kat Zettler and Jango Cashato.

“In 2012, Bosley’s stores raised more than $40,000 for pets in need,” says Julie Johnston, VP, Marketing and Merchandising. “Last year, during our Pet Appreciation event alone, we raised over $31,000 for local pets in need, contributing to the over $600,000 raised nationally with our sister brands, Pet Valu and Paulmac’s. We’re working hard to exceed our 2013 goal of $60,000 this April.”