Next Saturday (September 12) hard rock / metal elders Helix are doing a hometown SPCA benefit and auction at Kitchener's Edelweiss Tavern.
Today's KW Record has the backstory on the benefit – involving a book on exotic animals and rockers and a supposed 'sanctuary' charged with keeping animals in poor conditions.
The same issue of the newspaper features a report that the region's SPCAs are bursting at the seams with cats and kittens. (oh, how I wish we had more education and affordable/free spay and neuter programs...) If you're in KW/Cambridge and in the mood for adopting a new cat (that you're going to keep for the rest of its life!) it sounds like now's a good time.