Home bakers still have time to satisfy sweet tooths, and help pets in need, by joining Central Alberta Cupcake Week.
The event runs Feb. 14 to 21, and people can register their bake sales online at cahumane.com/home/events/cupcakes. All money goes to support animals in care at the Central Alberta Humane Society.
Melissa Devlin, the society’s fund development co-ordinator, said last year, almost $17,000 was raised.
“That’s a huge amount of money for us. We’re really happy people get on board every year,” Devlin said.
“It’s such a fun, easy, fundraiser for people to do. Who doesn’t love eating cupcakes, and who doesn’t enjoy baking and the decorating part of it?”
She said the humane society is always filled with cats, and the waiting list to surrender cats is also lengthy.
“We have our busy kitten season coming up, and we have a lot of kittens in care still right now.”
She said unfortunately, cats are undervalued in society, and while the economic downturn continues, people are more likely to give up a cat compared to a dog.
“A lot of people consider their cats family. But for society in general, they’re still pretty undervalued and they’re just not getting spayed and neutered.”
Devlin said the humane society relies on fundraising campaigns like Central Alberta Cupcake Week and For The Love of Animals Lottery to keep its doors open to provide shelter to animals and needed veterinary care.
Lottery tickets for the 50/50 draw are available until Feb. 28. The winner will take home up to $31,250 in the March 5 draw.