Langley shelter wins cash

The Langley Animal Protection Society has won a $1,000 prize through GreaterGood.com and its Shelter Challenge program.

“The 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,” said Liz Baker, executive director of GreaterGood.org.  “By 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.”

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 year’s efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups across the country.

“We’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,” saidSean Baker, executive director of LAPS. “We 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. It’s a fun and easy way to make a life-saving difference in the lives of animals who desperately need our help.”

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