Over 1,000 Animal Lovers Expected at PAWSwalk 2018

Over 1,000 Animal Lovers Expected at PAWSwalk 2018

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Spokespup Porkchop / PAWSwalk
Spokespup Porkchop / PAWSwalk

Gather your friends and furry companions and register at PAWSwalk.net for the 27th annual PAWSwalk at Seattle’s iconic Warren G. Magnuson Park on Sunday, September 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re a proud pet parent or just an animal lover, now is the time to register for this Fido- and family-friendly fun-for-all event to raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured, sick, and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle.

Over 1,000 animal fans and their dogs are expected to take part in the 5K walk/run followed by animal-friendly food trucks, dog activities, entertainment, and a variety of non-profit and vendor booths.

For those looking to expand their family, adult dogs will be available for on-site adoption. Stay tuned to PAWS Facebook and Instagram pages for feature stories on dogs who will be interviewing for their loving family on-site at PAWSwalk.

You don’t have to have a dog to take part in PAWSwalk, but if you do, there will be lots of tail wagging fun for them to enjoy! Register individually or as part of a team. Even if you can’t make PAWSwalk, you can still register as a virtual walker and fundraise for animal in need

Registration, which includes an official PAWSwalk t-shirt and dog bandanna, is $35 to walk or run ($20 for youth 17 & under), and $30 to virtually walk. Walk-up registrations the day of September 16th will be increased to $40 per adult and $25 for youth. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the 5K timed run starting at 9 a.m. and the 5K walk starting at 10 a.m.

For 27 years, PAWSwalk has been bringing the Greater Seattle community together to walk, run and raise funds so thousands of animals in need can have a second chance at a happy, healthy life. In 2017, PAWS staff cared for 4,389 homeless dogs and cats and 4,389 wild animals.

PAWS of Lynnwood is an independent nonprofit and depends on private donations to help fund its mission to adopt homeless dogs and cats, rehabilitate and release back to the wild injured and orphaned wild animals, and educate people of all ages about compassion for animals.

Porkchop, a once neglected dog adopted from PAWS into a loving home, is the official spokespup for PAWSwalk. Follow him on Twitter at @PAWSspokespup.

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