The Fayette Humane Society (FHS) has scheduled the “Walk Against Animal Cruelty” at the Washington Park off of Eyman Drive in Washington C.H. to help support continued efforts of thwarting animal cruelty.
The Walk Against Animal Cruelty will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the shelter house by the ponds. Online registration and registration at the humane society will begin today and will be $16. This registration will allow someone to participate in the walk and will include a “walk against animal cruelty” t-shirt for helping to support the cause.
“I first coordinated this event in Hillsboro when I was the animal cruelty investigator in Highland County,” Brad Adams, humane officer and outreach director with FHS, said. “It was a success and I wanted to bring it to Fayette County when I returned to this area two years ago. This will be our third year having this event.”
Any animal-related groups are invited to set up a booth, whether it is a grooming business for pets or other non-profit organizations that help animals. Last year the American Red Cross set up a booth that offered information about animal safety, as well as the Ohio SPCA, which investigates cruelty state-wide and responds to animal rescues.
“This event means a lot to me as a humane officer and Danyel Bageant, our other humane officer,” Adams said. “We fight animal cruelty on a daily basis and witness horrific acts of cruelty to animals. This event has become very high profile and it brings awareness to the community about the important issue. It is geared to prevent cruelty to animals in the future.”
Adams encourages everyone to attend the event. He said that it will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family and for their pets. There will be activities, raffles and contests during the day. If there are people who are unable to participate, they can become an individual sponsor of the event by making a monetary donation to help support the humane society’s animal cruelty investigative division. All proceeds raised at this fundraiser will go toward the continued investigation of animal cruelty and prevention in the county.
Any questions may be directed to Adams at 740-335-8126 or by email at [email protected]