Saturday, 20 October 2012

Walk 'N Wag raises funds for pet care

It was one paw in front of the other Saturday at Blount Cultural Park as the Montgomery Humane Society presented the 12th annual Walk ?N Wag.

Lea Turbert, marketing and development manager for the humane society, said the day included a 1-mile walk to raise funds for homeless pets. Activities, including a 50-yard Doggie Dash and pet relay, allowed owners and pets to bond.

?We wanted to give the dogs and their owners something fun to do,? Turbert said.

Money was raised through sponsorships and pledges. Turbert said she hoped they brought in about $10,000.

?We think today went very well,? Turbert said. ?With all the other activities going on this weekend we got a bit worried, but it was well-attended.?

She said about 250 people attended the event.

Owners got a chance not only to get outside with their pets but also to mingle with other owners.

Lori Milner stood with her dog Sadie, a labrador and husky mix, and talked with others.

?I?ve been coming to this for about six years to support the humane society,? Milner said. ?It?s a good way to get out and socialize.?

Milner said she first attended the event when Sadie was a puppy. She wanted her to learn how to interact with other dogs.

?I wanted to take her where she could get comfortable around different dogs,? Milner said. ?A lot of pet owners do the same, and I?ve enjoyed seeing them as well as the different breeds today.?

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