Walking and Wagging Dog Walk-a-Thon

Moore Humane Society (MHS) and the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department have scheduled their 3rd Annual Walking and Wagging Dog Walk-a-Thon & festival for Saturday, September 19 at Cannon Park off highway 211 and Rattlesnake Trail in Pinehurst.  Last year, over 75 people put on their walking shoes and helped raise funds and awareness for homeless animals in Moore County and we’re hoping to everyone will come out and help us make it even bigger and better this year! In addition to the 3k dog walk, scheduled activities will include a dog costume and talent contest, pick-a-prize auction donated by area merchants, and we’ll be set up for an adopt-a-thon with some of our cats and dogs on site.  Kids will enjoy arts-n-crafts, face painting, and having their photos taken with their canines.  Live music will be provided by Bob Liddell, Joey Smith and Marcus Womack of Burnt Toast. Local businesses will be setting up exhibit booths and Animal Health Center will be on hand to administer low cost rabies shots and micro-chipping. Snacks, cold ice cream treats and drinks will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Moore Humane Society.

Admission to the event is free; however there is a $15 registration fee to participate in the walk-a-thon. The first 100 walkers registered will receive a walk-a-thon canvas tote-bag filled with donated goodies. Walkers are encouraged to get together five or more of their friends, family or coworkers and form a Dog Pack. Dog Packs receive a discounted registration fee, their own web page to promote their Dog Pack and more! If you’re not much of a dog person, you can still participate by walking in honor of your feline friend. Honorary felines will be announced on stage before the Walk starts.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk-a-thon will begin at 10:00 a.m.   Pre-registration is available by downloading the forms from our website at  www.moorehumane.org or you may pick up registration forms from First Casualty Insurance Group at 190-A Turner Street, Yadkin Park in Southern Pines.

Walkers can now raise pledges online by visiting www.firstgiving.com/30002 to create their own fundraising page. Walkers can personalize their page with their own story, photos, and more!

Corporate sponsorships are available and start at just $50! Benefits of becoming a corporate sponsor includes vendor space at the event, sponsor listing on the event tote-bag and more! If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, forms may be downloaded from our website or by contacting Elizabeth Siebenhar either by phone at 692-3463 or by emailing elizabeth@moorehumane.org.

Walking and Wagging promises to be a fun-filled event for families and their canines so be sure to come out and enjoy a great day in the park and help us to raise funds to benefit the homeless dogs and cats at Moore Humane Society.

About the Moore Humane Society

The Moore Humane Society is a private, non profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the welfare of animals. We foster compassion, responsibility and respect for all animals through education, legislative activism and aggressive spay/neuter and adoption programs. More information can be found at www.moorehumane.org or by calling 910-947-2631.

About the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department

The Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department strives to serve the residents of Pinehurst through quality programs, athletic leagues, special events and quality parks and facilities. More information can be found at www.villageofpinehurst.org/departments/parks/index.htm or by calling (910) 295-2817

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  1. Sharon says:

    How did all this get from the READ MORE link to the wine cellar?

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