Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA 15th Annual Event
365 Things To Do In Pasadena® encourages you to bring your fuzzy friend to support homeless animals by participating and fund raising in the upcoming Wiggle Waggle Walk hosted by the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
Close to 2,000 people and their dogs are expected to take part in this annual walk. There are two routes to choose from: a one-mile and a three-mile route outside the Rose Bowl. There will also be a free Fair & Pet expo at Brookside Park to enjoy after the walk itself.
When: September 29th – Sunday; registration starts at 8 am
Where: Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl
Goal: Organizers hope to raise $400,000 to provide food, shelter and medical care to the nearly 12,000 homeless animals taken in by the Humane Society every year.
Do you need a dog to participate? No… You can participate in the walk with or without your dog.
Registration is free! Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by creating personal webpages through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends, and co-workers for donations. Entrants raising $50 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle T-shirt. Fetch more information here or call 626-792-7151.
Here’s the official press release from the Humane Society:
Animal lovers and their furry friends are invited to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 15th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community dog walk and fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope to raise $400,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the Humane Society every year. The Walk will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 29.
Thousands of people and their dogs are expected to take part in the Wiggle Waggle Walk. Walkers and their canine companions can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of Rose Bowl Stadium before enjoying a free Pet Expo at the park. Participants do not need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help animals—and they can walk individually or form teams.
“The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fun event that brings everyone together to help animals in need,” says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. So far we’ve raised more than $139,000 for this year’s Walk. We would not be able to provide the level of care to all the animals without the community’s support.”
Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by creating personal web pages through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also create fundraising web pages through this site. Entrants who raise $50 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt. Registration is free.
Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Brookside Park located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena 91103. The Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Pet Expo until 1 p.m. The Pet Expo will feature K-9 demonstrations by the Pasadena and Glendale Police Departments, a variety of pet product booths, fun dog contests, animal rescue groups and more! This year’s sponsors include Wells Fargo, JoAnn Turovsky, VCA Animal Hospitals, Community Bank, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merrill Lynch. For more information, visit www.wigglewagglewalk.org.
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