The second-annual “Walk Against Animal Cruelty” fundraiser, hosted by the Fayette Humane Society, will take place at the shelter house in Washington Park, located on Eyman Drive by the old pool on Sept. 13.
This year the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the horses from the Greenfield Police Department’s Mounted Unit will be participating. The horses will lead the walk on the one mile path around the park.
Brad Adams, outreach director and the coordinator of the event, said that this is not only an event to raise funds but also awareness of cruelty to animals and how animals can play an important role in public safety.
“The mission of the Humane Society’s humane officers is protecting the abused and neglected animals in Fayette County and the event will raise more awareness toward animal cruelty issues,” Adams said. “The handlers of the K-9s and the horses from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenfield Police Department will demonstrate how their animals protect the public. The money raised from this event will assist in supporting our animal cruelty investigations division. I am hoping we will have another successful year thanks to the community’s support and participation. We encourage everyone to bring their dogs to walk with them and join the fun.”
A registration booth will be set up at the shelter house at 9 a.m., Adams said. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is also an option, and participants who do so will receive a ‘Walk Against Animal Cruelty’ t- shirt. Deadline for pre-registration is Saturday, Aug. 30.
Pre-registration and regular registration forms may be picked up at the Humane Society’s Adoption and Business Center, located at 153 S. Main St., Suite 3. The registration forms may also be printed from their website by visiting www.fayettehumanesociety.com or emailed to you. If you would like a registration form emailed, please email Brad Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the walk, there will be other activities that will take place, such as the best dog trick contest, best dressed dog contest (dogs should be dressed after walk), biggest dog and smallest dog contest. Winners will receive medals. The individual raising the most money will also receive an award.
Contestants participating in the most-raised-money contest should bring money they raised in an envelope and submit the final amount at the registration table prior to the walk. Followed by the walk, there will be the annual “Picnic for Pets.” At the end of the event, items will be raffled off for both people and pets.
For more information about registering, sponsoring or donating, contact Brad Adams at 740-406-8801 or email him at email@example.com