Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thank You, Canine Crawl Supporters!

Yesterday, the 13th annual Canine Crawl brought the luck of the Irish to the Humane Society!  A dog lover’s dream, the event was a winner all around. 

Grey skies didn't stop our supporters!
Canines and their humans arrived in style.  Many pups were sporting St. Patrick’s Day bandannas, hats and entire outfits as they milled around the Town Commons, making and sniffing new friends.  They and their people ran the event’s first-ever 5K, or did the one-mile walk.  The chilly day was a perfect one for the runners and walkers, many of whom brought donations beyond the registration fees.

Our doggy guests ran the gamut, from teacup-sized Chihuahas and Yorkshire Terriers to pony-sized Great Danes and Saint Bernards.  We were visited by many former residents, whose tail wags reported their happy new lives in their forever homes.

Like a three-ring canine circus, there were events for everyone.  The costume and human-dog lookalike contests were a big draw, while vendor booths offered merchandise, information and even microchips to help lost dogs find their way home.  The food truck kept the crowd well-fed, featuring hot dogs, pizza, drinks and other festival food.

The Canine Crawl depends upon a large cadre of human supporters sprinting to the finish line.  We’d like to thank our sponsors and vendors, our volunteers, and all who attended and contributed to the cause with registration fees and donations.  Without you, our work and the happy endings we see every day would be impossible.

If you attended, we’d love to hear your comments!  And if you couldn’t join us, it’s not too late to make a donation.  Our homeless dogs depend upon you, and send a heartfelt woof of appreciation for all you do!

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