2nd Annual Walk & Wag Against Abuse
Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
On October 1st The Battered Women's Shelter, Towpath Credit Union, and Pawsibilities, the Humane Society of Greater Akron will host the 2nd Annual Walk and Wag against Abuse at the one and only Akron Dog Park located on 499 Memorial Parkway!
This event will help to connect the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Not only is cruelty to animals frequently both an indicator and predictor of interpersonal, family, and community violence, but an alarming number of women report that threats to their companion and farm animals prevent them from leaving abusive relationships. This event will allow the Battered Women's Shelter to further emphasize that connection.
Funds raised from this event will help to support protective shelter for families suffering domestic violence.
Every year more and more families and pets are participating in events like this across the country. This is a playful opportunity to enjoy a great time with your favorite family members to raise awareness about the serious effects of violence against women and animals in our community. This year we are planning on doubling our numbers of participants in the event and we would love for you to join us.
The day's fun offers activities galore, including a doggy costume contest! Dress your pup in their craziest costume! Prizes will be given for the cutest, ugliest, biggest, and smallest dogs!
**Raise more money for the cause through sponsorships! Family, friends, etc. are encouraged to sponsor you and your pet on your walk! Every dollar makes a difference. Will your dog bring in the biggest bucks? Our biggest fundraiser will win a fabulous grand prize! Checks and cash earned through sponsorships should be brought the day of the event. A form for additional sponsorships can be found at our website. www.scmcbws.org
***Refunds will not be provided.There is no rain date scheduled if the weather does not permit the event to take place.