The Spay and Neuter Initiative Project (SNip) volunteers are hosting their annual Book and Bake sale on May 9 and inviting the community to enjoy a wide variety of delicious baked goods.

The Spay and Neuter Initiative Project (SNip) volunteers are hosting their annual Book and Bake sale on May 9 and inviting the community to enjoy a wide variety of delicious baked goods.

Baking for the love of cats

On Saturday, May 9 Spay and Neuter Incentive Program (SNiP) volunteers will be holding the second annual Book and Bake sale.

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On Saturday, May 9 Spay and Neuter Incentive Program (SNiP) volunteers will be holding the second annual Book and Bake sale, giving people a chance to pick up some tasty baking to surprise mom with! This fun event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arts Station, and there will be the great books, delicious individual baked goods, and a TreatBay table. TreatBay, a play on the word eBay, is a table of dessert dishes to take home and enjoy with your family. Last year the winning baker, Kim Stokie, created a magnificent cake that earned an incredible donation! Many of your favourite bakers and baking enthusiasts are creating wonderful desserts for this event, so stop by and check it out!

In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day SNiP will also have cards for sale at great local businesses around Fernie. These cards are available in two adorable designs, one featuring a dog and the other featuring a cat. The cards will be available at Ghostrider Trading and Barkside for a small donation of $3 each or two for $5. When you purchase a SNiP Mother’s Day card you are giving a gift to your mom but also helping local animals in need – how great is that!

All of the money raised during the Book and Bake sale and the Mother’s Day card sales will go to SNiP. SNiP is a not-for-profit volunteer based initiative of the Fernie Pets Society. SNiP pays for spaying and neutering homeless cats in Fernie and subsidizes the cost of fixing domestic cats. SNiP has fixed over 160 cats in the past two years, and thanks to our foster parents the organization has been able to re-home dozens of them. Just one unspayed female, her mate, and their offspring can create over 11,000 cats in just five years. Through spaying and neutering, the Fernie Pets Society is working hard to reduce the number of stray cats in Fernie.

If you would like to bake something for the Book and Bake sale please contact our food coordinator Tanya Carre carreyee@gmail.com for more information. Or if you would like to donate books please contact Jenn Woods at spayneuterferniepets@gmail.com.

Please help control the pet population by having your cats spayed and neutered. To apply to SNiP please visit www.ferniepets.org.