The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society kicks off National Cupcake Day to help animals in need

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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society kicks off National Cupcake Day to help animals in need

Bake a difference in January or February to support participating animal shelters

Stouffville, ON (January 24, 2020) – National Cupcake Day™ is exactly one month away, which means it’s time to get out your mixing bowls, pre-heat your oven and get ready to sprinkle the love for animals in need!

National Cupcake Day is an annual national fundraiser taking place on Feb. 24 to support animals in need at participating SPCAs and humane societies across Canada. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is asking people to do something sweet for vulnerable animals in your community by hosting a cupcake party.

The concept is as simple as it is sweet. Register online for free at and start planning your Cupcake Day party. Parties can be held anywhere, and on any date in January or February. Simply supply some delicious treats and then invite your co-workers, friends, family or neighbours to attend your party in exchange for a donation to your local participating SPCA or humane society.

Can’t get everyone together? No problem! Collect funds online and get cupcakes to your donors at your convenience, or send a virtual cupcake with a heartfelt thank you!

“National Cupcake Day is the sweetest day of the year and we’re challenging everyone who cares about animals to get involved,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “By getting involved and hosting a party or making a donation, you will be changing the life of vulnerable animals by raising critically needed funds.”

Presented by the Ontario SPCA, National Cupcake Day is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and humane societies. Proceeds from National Cupcake Day help give our furry friends in need a second chance. The campaign has raised $3.5 million to date.

To get involved, register for free at and start planning a party on a date that’s convenient for you. Plan your National Cupcake Day Party for home, work, school – anywhere you think people would enjoy eating cupcakes.

For a list of participating humane societies, SPCAs or shelters in your area, visit



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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of animal welfare communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.