The SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s biggest and most exciting annual community event is almost here- Walk & Run for the Animals! On Sunday, May 1, 2016, more than 2,200 people and their canine companions will gather at Quiet Waters Park for a day filled with fun and exciting activities for the whole family, all to benefit the homeless animals of Anne Arundel County.
Starting at 8AM, runners and their dogs will lace their running shoes and wag their tails for the Tails on Trails 5K. The race kick off at 8am, with registration from 7-730am at the Sassafras/Red Maple Pavilion. Registration fee of $30 ($35 day of) includes Walk & Run for the Animals runners shirt, bib, and chip. Dogs are welcome to run but not required. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runner and canine runner!
At the Walk for the Animals, going the extra mile to support homeless pets is literally a “walk in the park!” Starting at 9am, people and pets of all ages will enjoy a morning filled with entertainments, including a beautiful and scenic walk around Quiet Waters Park, K9 demonstrations, dog agility course, 4th annual Cars & Critters Car Show, kids area, a food bowl for your culinary delights, and an array of vendor booths. Doggies will also have the chance to show off their athletic skills and agility with no experience required in the Perfect Pet Resort’s agility yard! Finally, you definitely will not want to miss an entertaining demonstration by the incredible Anne Arundel County Police K9 unit. For all those who are looking for a furry addition to add to the family, you will definitely want to stop by the SPCA’s Mobile Unit where adoptable dogs, cats, and small animals will be waiting to meet their forever families.
The Walk & Run for the Animals is the SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised from this event help the shelter continue its mission of helping animals and educating the community. “The Walk not only supports the thousands of animals the SPCA cares for each year, but it is also a way for people to be a part of improving the lives of animals in our community,” said Kelly Brown, SPCA Board President. “We encourage people to walk with or without a dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of their cat or other companion animal.”
Participants are encouraged to register online at www.spcawalkfortheanimals.org – you can even create your own personal fundraising page and ask family, friends, and co-workers to donate. The sooner you register the soon you can start collecting donations. Raise a minimum of $40 and get the official Walk for the Animals t-shirt.
In addition to the support from the community, the Top Dog sponsors this year are Maryland Live! Casino & Spoiled Rotten Dogs, Inc.