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AWS “Bark in the Park” Set for June 3

By Staff | May 12, 2017

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having its 11th annual Bark in the Park fundraising event at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. The event will be held on June 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with registration at 9:30.

This major fundraiser for the Animal Welfare Society depends on the contributions from pledges to help sustain the Society’s animal shelter on Leetown Pike and other programs. Pledge forms can be found at the AWS website www.awsjc.org. Print the form and start collect pledges from friends and family for the Interactive Dog Pledge Walk, which is similar to a walkathon.

Doggy pals and their owners can have a day of fun participating in other various events. There will be a Blessing of the Animals; the Interactive Dog Pledge Walk; canine demonstrations; dog and owner games; canine contests; vendors that include dog rescues, crafts, products; and delicious food. There will also be a microchip clinic for participants at the low cost of $20 per pet.

Registration is a $10 donation per dog for the event and each canine friend receives a doggy bandana and goody bag. (Dogs must be current on vaccinations.) Individuals or businesses who would like to sponsor the event or if you would like to set up a booth as a vendor, please visit the AWS website for more info and forms or call 304-725-5972.