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Animal lovers rise to the occasion for SPCA Cupcake Day Party

Local NewsAnimal lovers rise to the occasion for SPCA Cupcake Day Party

Nearly 100 people stopped by the Brant County SPCA to help support the shelter during its annual Cupcake Day fundraiser on Monday, February 26, 2024.

The Brant County SPCA hosts the annual event at the end of February, and for a minimum $2.00 donation, guests get to walk away from the shelter’s event with a complimentary cupcake.

In order to ensure they got their fair share of cupcakes and sweet treats, loyal supporters began arriving at the SPCA’s Mohawk Street location before the event officially started at 11:00 a.m.

“We had a wonderful event today that saw just under 100 visitors at our shelter,” said Logan Stengel, Director of Fundraising and Resource Development for Brant County SPCA. “We sold around 70 dozen cupcakes that were made by an incredible group of volunteers and staff, as well as 50 scones that were generously donated by Cobbs Bread.”

Residents picking up cupcakes fill out a donation wall plaque during the annual SPCA Cupcake Day on Monday, February 26, 2024.

While many stopped in to pick up a one or two cupcakes here and there, a large majority grabbed a half, or full dozen-sized boxes to bring home to share with their families, or back to their workplaces.

SPCA staff and volunteers weren’t the only animal lovers taking part in the event; Local individuals, various businesses and veterinarians were invited to join in on the fun and “bake for a difference”  by hosting their own cupcake events throughout the month. 

“There were several Cupcake Day parties in the community and some are still going strong,” said Stengel. “Several schools and businesses are also hosting private parties to support our event.”

The Brant County SPCA offered dozens of cupcake boxes during the annual SPCA Cupcake Day on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Mike Yarek Dodge Chrysler, Heron Head Bikes, Global Pet Food, Beatties Animal Hospital, Brant Norfolk Vet Clinic and Sifton Properties were all selling cupcakes throughout the day, while Brantford Minor Girls Hockey Association also hosted their own event at the Wayne Gretzky Centre on February 24. Ren’s Pets hosted their cupcake party on February 25, and Sweet Bakery also hosted an event on February 27.

For those who may have missed out on the cupcake parties, Flour Power Bakery in the Wincey Mills Market, will be selling cupcakes from Thursday, February 29 to Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Ranger, an SPCA intake, came out for a visit and cupcake quality control during the annual SPCA Cupcake Day on Monday, February 26, 2024.

The Brant County SPCA’s goal for this year’s event is to raise $30,000 to help support animals and families in the community, as well as SPCA programs and initiatives.

“Last year our incredible community raised just over $25,000 for the animals of the Brant County SPCA, and this year our goal is to raise $30,000,” said Stengel. “Funds raised for Cupcake Day will contribute directly to our Greatest Shelter Needs and this includes providing funds for essential services such as spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, medical care and overall costs associated with care.”

In just one day, the Brant County SPCA raised $9,000, and will continue to take donations for the remainder of the week. 

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