Purrr-fect weather to help cats on Sunday

C.A.R.E.S. cat shelter is hosting its ninth annual Walk-A-Thon in the Fort to Fort Trail on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.

Michaela is just one of many cats up for adoption through CARES cat shelter in Langley which is having its annual fundraising walk-a-thon on Sunday at Derby Reach Park at 1 p.m.

Michaela is just one of many cats up for adoption through CARES cat shelter in Langley which is having its annual fundraising walk-a-thon on Sunday at Derby Reach Park at 1 p.m.

Get on your walking shoes and show you care for  C.A.R.E.S cat shelter at their ninth annual Walk-A-Thon through the Fort to Fort Trail on Sept. 23 at Derby Reach Park starting at 1 p.m.

This year’s goal is to sign up 100 walkers for this scenic five km walk which is followed up with a free barbecue and chili.

The is the most important fundraising event of the year for C.A.R.E.S. who depend on this money to pay for cat food, vet bills and shelter operations.

The shelter is currently housing 90 adult cats and fostering 85 kittens.

By pledging to walk you are helping cats like Holly who was found abandoned with her kittens inside a cat carrier behind an apartment stairwell in Langley. The family arrived with ringworm and filth and had no access to food or water, said CARES coordinator Carol Briner.

They are now being cared for with creams that have to be applied daily and volunteers are hoping the mom and kittens will pull through.

“There are many stories just like that,” said Briner. “We cannot help these abandoned injured and unwanted cats without support.”

Then there are the kittens, many can bee seen at the Langley PetSmart.

For more information on the walk or to register contact Carol at 604-20200713 or emaildonations@carescatshelter.com.

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