September 04, 2012 08:00 ET

Petsecure Helps BC SPCA Hold Important Fundraiser to Improve Animal Welfare

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - Petsecure is proud to join the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) as a sponsor of the annual Paws for a Cause event. Held Sunday, September 9 in 35 locations throughout B.C., the event consists of 2 km - 5 km walks that raise nearly $1 million each year toward improving animal welfare in British Columbia.

"As Canada's leading provider of pet health insurance, we're strong believers in responsible pet ownership. We're happy to partner with the BC SPCA as it helps animals across the province," said Glenn Williams, President and CEO at Petsecure. "The BC SPCA helps and protects animals, and does vital work to educate and raise awareness about being a responsible pet owner."

The funds raised for the BC SPCA Paws for a Cause allow the organization to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.

"The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need," said Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. "Our walks include food, fabulous prizes and lots of fun activities for our two and four-legged participants. The best part is that the funds raised help save the lives of thousands of abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals in B.C."

The BC SPCA is one of the many Canadian animal organizations that also benefits from Petsecure's Adoptsecure Program. Adoptsecure provides up to six weeks of accident and illness insurance coverage valued at up to $500 for all newly adopted dogs and cats.

About the BC SPCA:

The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. They rely on community support to carry out cruelty investigations, sheltering and a wide range of services for more than 32,000 animals each year.

About Petsecure pet health insurance:

Petsecure pet insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada's oldest and largest pet insurance provider with over 20 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee. Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company. For more information on Petsecure visit

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