CONWAY — The Conway Area Humane Society will be presenting the Walk for the Animals, celebrating our pets and all they bring into our lives, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Taking place this year at Whitaker Woods, the walk begins at 9:55 a.m. with a blessing of the animals. The self-paced walk through beautiful Whitaker Woods will lead back to a festival of pets.

This year, the humane society invites the public to register online as an individual or a team, at conwayshelter.org/walk2019. All registered walkers who raise over $50 will receive a Walk 2019 T-shirt. There will be awards for highest individual fundraiser, as well as highest team fundraising.

Conway Area Humane Society Operations Director Lauren Richard states the money raised at this event is vital to the Mission of the Shelter.

“We often receive animals that need medical attention, in addition to the vaccinations and altering, at significant cost to the Shelter," Richard said. "Events like the walk, and our upcoming Tuxes and Tails, are critical to assure that we can continue to meet the needs of the animals placed in our care.”

This year, the walk has an exciting line up scheduled, including demonstrations from the Carroll County Sheriff K-9 Unit and A.C.T.S. Canine Training. In addition, there will be pet games and contests, including Best Trick, Best Ears, Best Costume, and Best Dog/Owner look-a-like. WMWV and Gino will be broadcasting live from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Gino will be emceeing for the day.

Joining the society this year will be an array of vendors, Pet Rendezvous, Diane Reo State Farm Insurance, Four Your Paws Only, Halestorm Woodshop, Cindy Charles Cozy Critters, Jesse Mixer Fine Arts, and The North Conway Farmers Market, to name a few. There will also be food trucks. New this year will be a children’s section, featuring face painting, games, cotton candy, popcorn and a bouncy house.

For more information, contact Kristen Snowdon at ksnowdon@conwayshelter.org, or call (603) 447-5955, ext. 7.

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