Walk for the Animals, May 21: "Walk your paws for a cause"

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Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) will hold its 23rd annual Walk for the Animals – “Walk your paws for a cause” fundraising event, on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the PEHS shelter, 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault, MN 55021.  Bring your pet and your entire family and help raise funds for the homeless animals at the PEHS shelter and have some fun at the same time!

All Walk routes start at the PEHS shelter and proceed ½ mile to 5 miles, you may turn around at any time during your walk.  You may walk anytime between the hours of 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM or join in the group walk led by our Celebrity Grand Marshall, Scooby Doo at 9:00 AM.  If you do not have your own pet to walk, we will rent you one!  For a $5 donation, you can walk one of the shelter dogs for ½ hour.

Visit our website to set up your own on line fundraising page or to download a pledge form to collect funds in person (or to donate if you are unable to attend). Once you have set up your fundraising page or downloaded a pledge form, ask your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else, to support you in the walk and donate funds to help the homeless animals at the PEHS shelter!   They need your help more than ever this year!  Bring your collected donations to the registration desk on the day of the walk, or a print out of your on line donations.   Everyone who raises at least $50 will receive a free Walk for the Animals T-shirt as well as a dog or cat treat bag (while supplies last).

This year we have added several contests, games and raffles, for you and your pet, so make sure you bring the entire family for a fun filled morning. There will be prizes for the most funds raised by an adult and also an under 16 category.  Winner will be announced at 12:00 noon and you do not need to be present to win.  So get out and get those donations and you may be a big winner!  Raffle winners will also be announced at 12:00 noon and do not need to be present to win.

Who has the best “Wiggly Behind”?  We’re talking dogs, not humans.  Does your dog’s backside wiggle like crazy when they get excited?  Then here’s the contest for your dog!  Show off that wiggly behind and win a prize!  This contest will be judged and awarded, at the start of the Celebrity Grand Marshall Walk kickoff at 9:00 AM.

The following pet/owner contest winners will be announced at 12:00 noon and you must be present to win at the time of announcement.

Dress your pet up and enter the “Best Dressed Pet Contest”.  Judging will be held throughout the morning.  Your pet can be in costume or their Sunday best outfit to enter this contest.

Do people tell you that you look like your pet?  Then enter the “Owner/Pet Look Alike Contest”.   Many pet owners do look like their pet and here’s your chance to be awarded for it!

Here’s a contest every pet can enter!  The “Longest/Shortest Tail Contest”; show off that tail (your pets) however long or short it is, and you may win a prize!

Is your dog artistic?  For only $5 you can find out when your pet paints his/her own project for you to take home, with their paw using safe, washable ink.

For only $1 per game your dog can also challenge their ability to search and find the winning bone in the “Bone Zone” game or the winning tennis ball in the “Bobbing for Tennis Balls” game.

Several vendors and rescue organizations have confirmed booths at this year’s Walk for the Animals, including; Science Diet, Canine Design, Invisible Fencing, Paddington’s Feed and Seed, Town and Rural Mercantile, Just Me Geralyn and Glass, English Springer Spaniel Rescue, Rescued Paws, Pet Projects.  We are adding new vendors and groups all the time so check our website for updates.

Have you microchipped your pet yet?  Does your pet need a nail trim? We will be offering microchipping for $20 and nail trims for $5.  Do you have a basic animal care question?  Our own Dr. Charlie (shelter veterinarian) will be on hand to answer your generic pet health and care questions.

Get your photo professionally taken with your pet for $5 to remember the day.  You will receive a CD with 3-6 outdoor photos, which you can then print on your own!

Check out the food booth for your lunch or snack and then make sure you take home something from the bake sale for desert!

The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society shelter will open at 10:30 AM on the day of the walk so that you can visit the shelter animals, inquire about adoption, or shop our retail area.

Don’t miss out on all of the great activities for the Walk for the Animals – “Walk your paws for a cause”.  Help us make this our largest Walk ever and raise funds for the homeless animals of the PEHS shelter!

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