During the Fayette Regional Humane Society’s (FRHS) Walk Against Animal Cruelty last Saturday, 119 people registered to take part in the event and “stand” against cruelty.
Accompanying many walkers were dogs and even one kitten being carried in a carrying pet taxi, according to FRHS Chief Humane Agent Brad Adams.
“I think the event went well. We had people from Columbus, Greenfield, Sabina, Leesburg, Frankfort, and Kingston who joined us as well. It definitely gives us an opportunity to put our organization out there to the public to talk about what we do and how humane law enforcement works in our community. It raises good community awareness of animal cruelty and also helps to raise funding for our humane law enforcement department to perform our duties,” explained Adams via email.
The Walk began at Eyman Park, located on Eyman Park Drive in Washington Court House, and began at 11 a.m. This was the ninth-annual walk. Last year, the walk was held virtually due to the pandemic.
“It was great to have this event back in person this year. I think everyone was happy to enjoy the outdoors with fellow animal-loving citizens and having a chance to meet other people and their furry companions,” wrote Adams. “The weather was great but a little overcast and chilly toward the end but, after everyone walked the one-mile trail around Eyman and Washington Park, its temperature probably didn’t affect many.”
There were more activities available than just the walk.
“We had KK’s Waffle Barn there serving up Woofle Waffles for our furry friends and other tasty treats for their humans. Red Collar Pet Foods brought a 35-foot blow up dog with water bowls for the thirsty walking dogs and also gave out dog treats. PetCo from Chillicothe had a tent setup and provided treats as well as animal care supplies along with a raffle where the proceeds went to FRHS,” wrote Adams.
Proceeds from the event support humane law enforcement provided by FRHS.
“We appreciate everyone who came out and those who made a donation to ‘stand’ against animal cruelty that wasn’t able to make it to the event. We are non-profit, and fundraising events are important to keep us on the road to help animals,” wrote Adams.
Sponsors for the 2021 walk included: Eitel’s Towing, Center Pizza, Campbell Family Practice, Fifth Third Bank, Merchants National Bank, The Good Dog Groomery, The Rusty Keg, Fayette County Travel and Tourism, Purple Poodle Pet Care, Campbell’s Custom Concrete, Pawfections Pet Salaon, Area Heating and Cooling, Court Street Animal Hospital, Whispering Winds Farm – Barb Zumwalde, Two Scoops of Sugar, KK’s Waffle Barn, 3C Cab, The House of Garb Custom Printing, Jim Van Dyke’s Automotive, Fayette Power Equipment, Mell-O-Dee Kennels, Main Street Fayette, Happy Hounds Day Spa, Country Dogs Day Spa, and The Record-Herald.
The Fayette Regional Humane Society is a non-profit (501(c)(3), volunteer organization. They rely on donations, grants, and fundraising to carry out their mission. The Humane Society is the only organization in Fayette County able to respond to calls about abused, neglected, and injured domestic animals, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To learn more about the Fayette Regional Humane Society, please visit their website at www.fayettehumanesociety.com
Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.