Wag-a-thon a howling success

November 22, 2011


The Humane Society of Harford County wishes to thank the Harford County community for supporting our Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair held Nov. 5 at the Harford County Equestrian Center. Hundreds of people and their pets came out to walk for the homeless and neglected animals. Together, we raised $20,000 to help with their care and shelter! We have such an amazing support network including everyone who raised money and walked, everyone who made a pledge, our sponsors and Pet Fair vendors, our staff and our volunteers who helped make sure everything ran smoothly.

The Top fund raising team was Jacksonville Veterinary Clinic who together brought in more than $800. The top individual fund raisers Art and Linda Zilio. Together they raised more than $750. We also wish to acknowledge fund raiser Jessyca Jordan, who also raised more than $750.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Animal Emergency Hospital. Thank you to all our other sponsors: APG Federal Credit Union, Churchville Veterinary Clinic, Comprehensive Nursing Services, Freedom Federal Credit Union, Harford County Government, Harford Emergency Referral and Veterinary Service, Harford Veterinary Medical Association, Hickory Veterinary Hospital, Interstate Canine Swim Center, Jones Junction and Slavie Federal Savings Bank.

Thank you to Joyce Lilly from 4 Paws Spa for her agility demonstration and the Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs for their exhibition. County Executive David Craig came out to help cut the ribbon to kick off our walk and Bill Fritz lent his voice for a blessing of the animals. Event T-shirts were donated by Sunshine Designs and Heppner Imaging donated their professional photography services.

A special thanks to our friends in the media who support us. WXCY-FM 103.7 donated event publicity both on the radio and on their website. Thanks to volunteers from WHFC-FM 91.1 who provided announcements throughout the day, and thanks to WMAR-TV Channel 2 reporter Paul Jaffey, who came out and filmed the event for the evening news.

We are so grateful for such a kind and caring animal-loving community and can't wait to see everyone again next year at this event. We urge everyone to remember Harford County's homeless animals during this holiday season. There may be no greater gift for a homeless animal than to open your heart and home to them. Give the gift of life this year and choose to adopt.

Mary Leavens

Executive Director

Humane Society of Harford County

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