What is it?
A number of local businesses are taking part in National Cupcake Day on Monday, Feb. 29, which raises awareness and funds to support animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. In the days leading up to National Cupcake Day, several New West businesses are offering yummy events and providing cupcakes and treats to customers (by donation) to raise funds for the cause.
Where’s the money raised locally going?
Team Shop Pets of New Westminster participants are raising money for the New Westminster Animal Shelter.
What is Shop Pets of New West?
It’s a community project created by Shop New West to showcase local shops that have a shop pet, those darling little pets you meet at some local businesses.
Bosley’s by Pet Valu Columbia Square, Mindful Mutts, The Bloom Bloom Room Flower Studio, MOVE Yoga Pilates Dance, ZHOOSH Fitness Garage, Seedibles, Kids in Motion: Creative Arts Studio, Columbia Square Animal Hospital, VanPet New West and Zoom Hair Studio had signed on by the Record’s press time, but others could get into the mix as the weekend nears. For a complete list of businesses and details of all the events, follow along at @shoppetsofnewwest on IG, Shop New West Facebook page and the individual business pages.
Want a photo?
Photographer Chris Lee will be doing pet photos at Bosley's in Columbia Square on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Donations will go to the New Westminster Animal Shelter.