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PLEASE COME REGISTER THIS SATURDAY IN COOLIDGE PARK
AT 9 A.M.
PAWS IN THE PARK is a fun-filled fundraising Dog Walk from Coolidge Park to the Aquarium and back, starting at 10 AM on Saturday, October 13th. Participants may bring their dogs or just walk to show their support for the Humane Educational Society’s Getting to Zero campaign to end euthanasia of treatable, adoptable and trainable shelter pets.
Come walk for the animals. Ask your friends to come too! You can also ask people to sponsor your walk! Our goal is $60,000! If 600 people collected $10 from 10 people, we could easily make it!! “Cat People” come too! Join in the fun. We care for two+ hundred cats daily! Walk unaccompanied and pin a picture of your kitty to your t-shirt! Pre-register now and let’s make all of Hamilton County a no kill zone.
ACTIVITES INCLUDE: Blessing of the dogs, live music by Lou Wamp & Swing Shift Band.
Don't forget vendor display booths, fun for kids, fire truck, awards, prizes, and the new "Doggy Idol Got Talent” contest hosted by Don Welch! Luther Masingil be a special guest and judge! Other contests include: best smile, fastest eater, best kisser, best dressed, most spirited (physically challenged), plus largest & smallest adult pooches! Back by popular demand is the Play Dog Excellent Agility Show and our finest Police Dog Demo!
Don’t miss this year’s “Rescued Dog Reunion” to recognize dogs rescued out of shelters and backyards in our community! Don’t forget: Rent-a-Shelter-Dog! Give a dog a day in the sun by calling 423-624-5302 x221 by October 9th with donation of $50 to reserve one of 20 lucky doggies!
Day of event registration begins at 9 a.m. Each $25 individual walker receives a set of goodies including a t-shirt, goody bag, and special bandana for their pooch. Each family (of up to 2 dogs & 2 adults plus children) receives two sets of goodies with registration!
PRE-REGISTER: Online registrants go to the front of the line by skipping registration this year with a super-speedy process! Just go directly to pick-up your goodies at the “pre-registered line” & bring a copy of your receipt (which will be emailed to you) and save one copy for your taxes! Registering online allows you to qualify for many super, awesome door prizes. Special line opens at 9:15 AM. Deadline for online pre-registration is noon on Thursday, October, 11th.
RAISE THE MOST PLEDGES: Individuals and teams will win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the most funds raised! Paws in the Park welcomes special teams from your organization, business, work, school, church, or club. Raise $100 and registration is free and you receive a special gold bandana for your dog, too! Join us and make life a better choice for unwanted shelter pets.
ASK FRIENDS TO HELP: Ask friends to sponsor your walk with pledges. You can email with fun pictures of your pet (see below instructions). Friends may also register the day of the event under your name or your team at 9 AM. (Just make sure they have your name or your team’s name for you to qualify for most funds raised prizes!) Like “real life” fundraising: to collect pledges by hand, call 423-624-5302 x221 for a pledge sign-up sheet or to register by phone! You may also bring your hand-collected donations when you register, too!
FUNDS RAISED GO TO
1. Help to provide foster homes and medications for treatable animals,
2. Bring in trainers and equipment to work with shelter animals and staff,
3. Support local adoption programs,
4. Fund the low-cost spay/neuter program to help reduce unwanted litters (this is especially important for low-income and elderly adopters), and
5. Support HES construction projects, such as “Real-Life” Dog Rooms, a new, “Free-Roaming” Cat Room, as well as cage expansion, doggie play yards and the Humane Educational Center for Children where “kid kindness” training will teach children how to be kind to pets and people.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Sign-up to walk or donate (below),
2. “Become a Fundraiser” as an individual or start your own team (click above),
3.” Invite Others to Contribute” (click above to send friends a nice email),
4. Sign-up under a friend who requested your support (click above “View Fundraising Pages”), or
5. Join a team (click above “View Team Pages”).
You will be emailed a tax-deductible receipt. For assistance call 624-5302 x221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a secure website. Give now and let's make all of Hamilton County a no kill zone!
Don’t Forget Your Friend or Team!
If someone asked you to sign-up under them, go back to their Paws in the Park webpage or find them above the Pony Cartoon on this page under “Select Fundraiser” for a team or individual now!