The ninth edition of the Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) “Walk Against Cruelty to Animals” is scheduled for late September. Unlike last year, the feet will be back on the ground in person for the 2021 event.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 25 at Eyman Park, located on Eyman Park Drive at Washington Court House. The meeting point for the event will be at the large refuge next to the train. Onsite registration will begin at 10 a.m. while the mile walk will begin at 11 a.m.
“Last year the event was virtual due to COVID, so I anticipate everyone will be excited to come out and participate in person this year,” said Brad Adams, Chief Humanitarian Officer and Director of Outreach of the FRHS. “It is not only an event to raise funds, but also to raise awareness about animal cruelty and how animals can play an important role in public safety.”
FRHS explained via social media, “The March Against Animal Cruelty is your chance to make a difference for abused and neglected animals. Your registration and the money you collect go to fund the Humane Agents, who face animal cruelty every day. Walk against animal cruelty and be an animal champion.
The registration fee is $ 20 per person or $ 80 for a team of five. Registration can be done on-site on the day of the event (cash only) or in advance by visiting the FRHS website, www.fayetteregionalhumane.org/. Event t-shirts are limited on a first-come, first-served basis for on-site registrations, while those who wish to guarantee a t-shirt must register by the end of August.
Registration will also be available at the FRHS Downtown Animal Care and Adoption Center, located at 153 S. Main St. in Washington CH, Suite 3.
“I hope we have another successful year with the support and participation of the community. We encourage everyone to bring their dogs to walk with them and have fun, ”Adams said. “Not only is this a fundraising event to help us continue to fight animal cruelty, but it also raises awareness of animal welfare issues. “
After the walk, other activities will take place such as the best dog trick competition, the best dressed dog competition (dogs must be dressed after the walk), the biggest dog competition, the smallest competition dog, raffles and refreshments. The winners of the competition will receive medals. KK’s waffle barn will also offer “Woofy Waffles” on site.
“This will be my first walk against animal cruelty event that I have participated in since joining the FRHS team,” said FRHS deputy officer Johnny Daugherty. “I am excited.”
The sponsorship deadline, in order to have a logo placed on the back of the march t-shirt, is August 20.
Current sponsors include: Whispering Winds Farm, Center Pizza, Campbell Family Practice, The Rusty Keg Tavern, Fayette County Travel and Tourism, Purple Poodle Pet Care, Two Scoops of Sugar, KK’s Waffle Barn, 3C Cab, The House of Garb Custom Printing , and The Good Dog Groomery.
For more information on registering, sponsoring or donating, contact Brad Adams at 740-335-8126 or email him at [email protected]
The Fayette Regional Humane Society is a voluntary, non-profit (501 (c) (3) organization. It relies on donations, grants and fundraising to carry out its mission. The Humane Society is the only organization in the Fayette County able to answer calls regarding abused, neglected and injured pets 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about the Fayette Regional Humane Society, please visit their website at www. fayettehumanesociety.com
Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.