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Pasadena Humane Society sponsors a fundraiser

October 10, 2008 |  8:28 am

Wiggle_waggle_walk_2The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will sponsor a fundraiser for animals on Saturday, Oct. 11. About 2,000 people (and their dogs) are expected to take part in the 10th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl.

The goal is to raise $300,000 through the event, money that will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 11,000 of which are taken in by the humane society every year.

Walkers can select a one-mile or three-mile route around the stadium (and participants don't actually need to bring a dog). The walk will be followed by a fair at the park.

Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to raise money for the animals by creating personal Web pages through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family and friends for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also create fundraising Web pages through the site.

Everyone who raises or donates at least $100 will receive an official T-shirt. The more money that walkers raise, the more "treats" they will earn, including a logo leash, an animal emergency kit and a logo hoodie sweat shirt.

Event day check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Brookside Park in Parking Lot I. The walk will begin at 9 a.m.; the fair will take place immediately after the walk and will be open until 2 p.m. The fair will feature Muttley Crew's dog agility show, pet product booths, paw-tapping music and contests, including a best-dressed dog competition, a best-trick contest and a pet-and-owner look-alike contest. For information, call (818) 486-2111 or visit www.wigglewagglewalk.org.

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