PG Humane Society Hosts Tails & Trails Walk
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Humane Society is holding an event today to raise funds to help cover the hefty medical expenses incurred in treating the animals that come into its care.
Dogs and their two-legged friends, and even other animals and humans who don’t have a four-legged friend are invited to take part in today’s 2nd annual Tails & Trails walk at Moore’s Meadow. The society’s Dog Foster and Adoption Co-ordinator, Judy Dowson, says “the walk covers 2 ½ kms. There’s a registration fee of $20 per person and for that people get snacks and a hot dog lunch.”
She says “it starts at 9 a.m. for registration and the walk starts at 10.” Registration will take place at the First Avenue parking lot at Moore’s Meadow. That is also the spot where vendors will be set up.
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers in child, team and individual categories.
Dowson says “we’re raising funds for our medical expenses and our expenses related to the facility here. Medical is a big ticket item. Our priority is northern communities and quite often when we get dogs and cats in they do have medical issues. The vets have been really good in town in giving us breaks and so that’s good. Of course we have building expenses too, the hydro and all that kind of stuff that goes with renting.”
Judy emphasizes that people should bring their pet with them on the walk. “Absolutely they can bring their dog, and I’ve seen people at these kinds of events with cats on leashes too.”
She also says there will be pledge sheets available “to get pledges from your friends and everything too.”
Last year’s inaugural Tails & Trails walk raised more than the $8,000 goal that had been set. The Humane Society is hoping to top that figure this time around.
All of the money raised will be used locally.