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Tails & Trails Walk Tops Fundraising Goal

Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 12:16 PM
Some of the two and four-legged participants in Sunday's walk at Moore's Meadow.  Photos 250News

Some of the two and four-legged participants in Sunday’s walk at Moore’s Meadow. Photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Thanks to the efforts of participants and corporate donors, the 2nd annual Tails & Trails walk at Moore’s Meadow has once again exceeded its goal of raising $8,000 to cover medical and other expenses for animals that come into the care of the Prince George Humane Society.

Executive Director Angela McLaren says 30 people registered at $20 each to take part in Sunday’s 2.5 kilometre walk through the meadow with their dog(s).  That is the same number of registrants as last year.

McLaren says “we have a lot of corporate donors that actually come forward annually for this event.”  The 2015 fundraising total was a little over $8,000 and McLaren says “obviously our goal is to grow year on year and, while the final exact dollar total has still to be tallied, we do know that we have exceeded our goal.  The   money we raise is for medical expenses and other expenses we may not have been able to cover as an organization.”

“We actually had a dog, Alex, who had to have a leg amputated and we put out a feed to the community asking if they would do whatever they could to make this surgery possible.  And the community came forward and raised more than we needed to have Alex’s surgery done.”  She says a member of the public would have paid about $3,000 to have such an amputation performed on their dog, and that is providing there are no complications such as requiring blood transfusions for instance.

Stan the Ram stops to say "hi" to a little person doing the 2.5km walk with dad and dog.

Stan the Ram stops to say “hi” to a little person doing the 2.5km walk with dad and dog.

“So these are the kinds of thing that money like this goes towards, doing the extra bits that we may not be able to afford as an organization.  We’re a hundred percent donor funded so if people aren’t donating to our organization we can’t continue to do the great work.”

McLaren gave a great big thanks to the people who participated in the walk and raised money collecting pledges.  She also thanked the corporate sponsors, including Northland which supplied the society with the van it uses to transport animals, for their continued support of the work the society does.


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