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Animal Welfare Society “Bark in the Park” set for June 6t

By Staff | Apr 27, 2015

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having its ninth annual Bark in the Park Raising Dollars for Dogs Pledge Walk fundraising event at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. The event will be held on June 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. A rain date is set for June 7.

There will be a Blessing of the Animals; an Interactive Obstacle Course Pledge Walk with 8 challenges, canine demonstrations; dog and owner games; canine contests; vendors that include dog rescues, crafts, products; and delicious food provided by Big Daddy’s BBQ. This year there will also be a microchip clinic for participants at the low cost of $20 per pet!

For a doggone good time, plan to spend the day and quality time with your best friend to benefit the homeless pets at the Animal Welfare Society shelter.

Registration is a $10 donation per dog for the event and each canine friend receives a doggy bandana. Collect pledges from friends and family to participate in the Interactive Obstacle Course. Challenge organizations or businesses to raise the most pledges. Pledges over $500 will receive an 8” by 12″ honorary brick with their name on it to be placed at the shelter memorial patio. This major fundraiser for the Animal Welfare Society depends on the contributions from these pledges to help sustain the Society’s animal shelter on Leetown Pike and other programs. Print the Dog Walk Pledge form and Registration Form from the AWS website www.awsjc.organd start collecting pledges now.Those interested in sponsoring the event or settimg up a booth as a vendor, please visit the AWS website for more info and forms or call 304-725-0589.