The Langley Animal Protection Society has won a $1,000 prize through GreaterGood.com and its Shelter Challenge program.
â€œThe Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge is an amazing way for shelters and rescue groups all over the world to energize their audiences and enlist support for local animals,â€ said Liz Baker, executive director of GreaterGood.org. â€œBy enlisting fans as supporters and advocates, the shelters not only have the chance at win financial support, but they can raise awareness for their cause.â€
The site plans to give more than $100,000 to shelters in need this year.
LAPS was one of many shelter societies vying for a variety of prizes through 2013.
LAPS is also currently about to hold another fundraiser, National Cupcake Day on Feb. 24.
This is the second year the Canada-wide fundraiser has taken place, raising money for humane societies, SPCA groups, and animal shelters from sea to sea.
LAPS is jumping into the frosting-coated fundraiser this year, after last yearâ€™s efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups across the country.
â€œWeâ€™re encouraging people to register online at www.nationalcupcakeday.ca and then to bake cupcakes and host a National Cupcake Day party on Feb. 24, with all proceeds going to support LAPS,â€ saidSean Baker, executive director of LAPS. â€œWe hope that people will encourage their family, friends and work colleagues to donate online and to support their efforts by attending a local National Cupcake Day party, or hosting an event of their own. Itâ€™s a fun and easy way to make a life-saving difference in the lives of animals who desperately need our help.â€