Animal rescues

Fort Nelson resident hosts virtual race for northeast BC animal rescues

FORT ST. JOHN, BC – A Fort Nelson resident is hosting a run to raise money for two animal rescue groups in northeast BC.

Coty Hardy encourages area residents to walk, run or hike on July 9 or 10 for the North Peace Forgotten Felines Society in Fort St. John and North Paw Animal Rescue in Fort Nelson.

Hardy, who works in Fort St. John and lives in Fort Nelson, says attendees will also collect pledges. Those looking to sponsor participants are asked to donate $10 per kilometer they want the individual to travel.

“Participants can go as far as they want, even if they don’t reach their donation goal, every gesture will help,” Hardy said.

There are no official winners or prizes, but each entrant who posts a photo to their Facebook page with the hashtag #SupportYourLocalAnimalShelter will be entered to win a gift card from select local businesses.

So far, Fort St. John’s Homesteader Health and Booster Juice have agreed to participate, as well as Fort Nelson’s Down to Earth Health Shop and Fort Nelson Fitness and Athletics.

“Our local shelters are quite often overwhelmed with pets in need of homes and medical care,” Hardy said in an email.

“They can only function thanks to donations from the community and the volunteers who take care of the animals day in and day out. Many people giving a little would be a major help and relief to them.

For more information and to post photos, visit the Facebook group created by Hardy.

Donations can be made directly by electronic transfer. North Peace Forgotten Felines at [email protected] and North Paw Animal Rescue at [email protected]

For more information, Coty Hardy can be contacted by text at 250-500-2268.