Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Paws On Parade is over for another year and was a huge success! We raised over $40,000 with more trickling in! This was $8,000 more then last year which is a 25% increase which is no small feat considering the economic climate. Lots of people were involved in this event to make it go smoothly and lots of fun! I had my own walkie-talkie so felt pretty important! :0)
My family is extremely supportive of this event and always help out in any way they can.
Funsize helped out in Registration again this year. It was freezing cold!
This is my best friend Ann and her wonderful dog Greta. We don't have a dog so Mr. D and Cousin K walked Greta.
This is my DIL, she brought me hot chocolate and gloves for which I will forever be thankful! Did I say it was cold?
This is D playing with one of the dogs that was up for adoption. That is Miss T back to the camera and her little friend Katie.
There were big dogs.
And little dogs.
Long, short dogs.
And dogs driving by in cars that wished they were in on the action!
There were dogs with short legs.
And dogs being walked by me with my black and white snowmobile coat on and gloves. Did I mention it was cold? This little Jack Russell was up for adoption too.
There were dogs that were bored silly.
And dogs in costume along with their owners.
And of course dogs that were cold so they had a blanket tied around them. I guess I did mention it was cold didn't I?
I loved watching the dogs participating in Fly Ball.
They just LOVE it!
Thanks to Son for taking all these pictures for me plus many more.
It was a great day. Just think of all the help we can give our furry friends with that amount of money!!!! It will go a long way paying for medical care, food, toys and pay for the wonderful staff that we have. They go the extra mile with the animals that come through our doors. Unwanted pets that people have just written off are trained and brought back to good health by our staff. They work with them constantly, teaching them the basics that make them good pets and then work very hard to match them to the right family. Also our foster families make a huge difference in so many lives. They take these pets into their home until they are adopted out, the dogs especially do so much better in a home situation then in a kennel. I met one lady Saturday that has four dogs but still makes time to foster others and take them home for the night to give them time out of the kennel. We have a program called Dogs Day Out where approved people can take a dog out for the day to play and hike or just be cuddled and loved. If you ever think you want to do some volunteer work please look at your own Humane Society, they are always looking for dog walkers. It's good for the dog and good for you!!!
Posted by Midlife Mom at 7:26 PM