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Woof Walk trying to fetch $25K for Alliston humane society

If you can't attend, there's also a virtual option; '(We) rely on vents such as this to keep the shelter operating,' says board of directors vice-president
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Bring your best friend to the annual Woof Walk June 8.

The Alliston and District Humane Society will host its annual fundraiser to support the shelter and the homeless animals in the community.

Feel free to build a team with family and friends — and most importantly have fun. They aim to raise $25,000 this year.  

The walk will happen on the shelter property at 5545 Concession Road 4 in Everett. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the walk getting underway at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a free barbecue lunch, as well as the vendors market, shelter tours and door prizes.

"We walk rain or shine," said Sherri Wilson, vice-president of the shelter's board of directors. "This fundraiser helps us to raise money for the animals and our shelter to keep the doors open as we receive no (government) funding at all and rely on events such as this to keep the shelter operating and taking in animals that need shelter and re-homing."

There's an easy one-kilometre trail or a more difficult three-kilometre trek that wraps around the pond. Bring proper walking shoes, and strollers and wagons are welcome. Participants do not have to walk a dog. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

All participating pooches must be leashed and under control — no females in season are permitted. 

Pledges of $25 or more will receive a charitable donation receipt if requested.

Everyone is welcome to fundraise by gathering donations using a downloadable pledge form or by collecting online through the shelter's website. If you're collecting cash, the forms and money must be brought to the registration table on the day of the event.

Can’t attend? Raise funds online and participate virtually by posting a walking photo on social media using the hashtag '#ADHSWoofWalk' on the day of the event.

The shelter operates through the work of volunteers and paid medical support. It has been open since 1988 and today provides services for the townships of New Tecumseth, Mulmur, Adjala-Tosorontio, the villages of Cookstown, Rosemont and Hockley and the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Schomberg.

If you've still got questions, email them to [email protected].