Source: OrilliaMatters (Extract)
Posted: January 18, 2020

‘National Cupcake Day is the sweetest day of the year, and we need your help to support vulnerable animals across Canada,’ says Orillia OSPCA official.

Cupcakes aren’t cancelled, but National Cupcake Day will look different this year, as the nation-wide fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, as well as participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups across Canada.

To keep people safe during COVID-19, the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre is asking supporters to raise funds for animals in need in their community by baking a difference at home with the National Cupcake Day Decorating Contest, presented by Milk-Bone and Robin Hood.

The cupcake with the most votes in each of the four categories wins, so ask your family and friends to visit the National Cupcake Day website before Feb. 22 to vote for your creation and make a donation to your online personal fundraising page.

By taking part in National Cupcake Day and raising funds for the participating animal organization of your choice, you are providing urgently needed care and shelter for homeless animals – like Cupcake and her five babies: Sprinkles, Sugar, Pudding, Marshmallow and Candy.

Cupcake was a stray cat who was brought to a local veterinary hospital by a kind citizen who had found the cat in labour outside their home and brought her in to deliver her kittens. When the cat began having complications, her caretaker rushed her to a veterinary hospital but was unable to cover the cost of the life-saving surgery Cupcake needed.

That’s when the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre got involved to try to save Cupcake and her kittens. Despite her grave condition, Cupcake pulled through. She and her five kittens are now recovering in foster care and they are growing stronger with each passing day.

“National Cupcake Day is the sweetest day of the year, and we need your help to support vulnerable animals across Canada,” says Carol Beard, Manager, Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre. “We’re challenging you to a bake-off, so pre-heat those ovens and get ready to show off your cupcake decorating talents.”

To take part in National Cupcake Day, visit to register, fundraise and submit a photo of your cupcake creation for a chance to win some great prizes.

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