FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - SEPTEMBER 13, 2009)
Celebrate dog ownership and help raise money for homeless animals at the second annual Tails and Trails Dog Walk, Sat., Oct. 2 at Adkins Arboretum. The event will feature local vendors; refreshments; search and rescue and police K-9 demonstrations; a 1/2-mile strut; and a one-mile walk for dog walkers. Proceeds benefit the animals served by the Caroline County Humane Society (CCHS). The event will begin with a Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m.
Walkers raising $30 will receive a Tails and Trails dog bandanna; those raising $60 or more will receive the bandanna and a Tails and Trails T-shirt. Participants raising more than $100 for CCHS will receive a bandanna, a T-shirt, and a Tails and Trails ball cap. Special prizes will be presented for top pledges, and raffle prizes will be awarded. A photographer will be on hand to photograph dogs, either alone or with their walkers.
Participants may obtain pledge sheets by calling 410-820-1600 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com. Pledge sheets and pledge money must be turned in the day of the event in order for walkers to be eligible for prizes. All donations are tax deductible. Caroline County Humane Society will accept donations of pet food during the event. Participants are encouraged to deposit cans of dog or cat food at the registration table.
The Tails and Trails Dog Walk will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pets are welcome, but walkers do not need a dog to participate. Vendor spaces are available, and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Caroline County Humane Society at 410-820-1600.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.