BENEFITING: HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 13, 2013
I went to the 2012 Pet Palooza, and that is where I found out about the Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC), and my life hasn't been the same since! I discovered the joy of volunteering, and I've learned a lot about myself and about caring for dogs and cats that are waiting for their forever home. And best of all, the Humane Society of Charlotte introduced me to Louisa, and now she has found her forever home here with Thomas, myself, Rocky, Johnnie and Tigger.
Louisa and I will be walking in the 2K Dog Walk this year, and we invite you to join us in person or in spirit! Any donations are appreciated, and I know first hand how every little bit helps to enrich the life of a homeless dog or cat.
Here is some additional information from HSC regarding the Pet Palooza.
Lend a “paw” by joining us for our 2K Dog Walk---the wild and “woofy” kick-off to Pet Palooza!
REGISTER to Walk and ask your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to support you by registering and joining your Walk Team (or “Pack”) or making a donation to your personalized fundraising page. It's crazy easy!
Your $35 per person Walk Registration includes:
-admission to the walk for you and your dog(s)*
-one FREE Pet Palooza 2013 t-shirt (a $25 value)
-one FREE coordinating Pet Palooza dog bandana
-a goodie bag from our sponsors
-your own customizable fundraising page
-that wonderful feeling of knowing YOU'RE making a difference in the lives of homeless pets!
*(your human kids are welcome to walk with you too)!
DO EVEN MORE BY ADDING ON AN EXTRA DONATION WHEN YOU REGISTER...JUST CLICK ON THE AMOUNT THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU!
CAN'T COME OUT TO WALK or JUST WANT TO DONATE? Click "DONATE" then choose your favorite team then team member. Don't have a favorite team? Choose "HSC'S STAFF AND FRIENDS" TEAM--it's the official HSC team!
THE SCOOP ON THE WALK: On April 13 at 10 am, human and canine friends will take a fun stroll around Independence Park, down 7th Street, and back into the park. The route is 1.3 miles (2K), with a shortcut at the half-mile mark for pooped puppies. There'll be hundreds of participants, celebrity emcees, music, and lots of fun costumes! We'll be looking for Best Dressed Team, Best Wagon, and Best Dressed Canine, so be creative in your attire! And of course we'll be licking the faces of our VIP's--our Top Fundraisers!
Be sure to SIT & STAY after the Walk for all the Pet Palooza festivities--there's so much to see and do! Learn more HERE.
Funds raised from Pet Palooza will help us continue to provide critical services (such as low-cost spay/neuter, adoptions, and low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics) to over 15,000 homeless and at-need pets in our community this year. We rely on our sponsors, vendors, fundraising walkers, and event attendees to help us achieve our goal. Last year's event raised over $102,000---this year, with YOUR help---we hope to raise $130,000!
DID YOU KNOW?
$25 will feed four hungry kittens for one week.
$50 will supply a warm, comfy bed for dogs in their kennels.
$75 can provide one spay/neuter surgery to prevent more homeless animals.
$100 will make sure four puppies stay healthy by receiving their necessary vaccinations.
$250 will have 30 cats tested to keep feline leukemia and AIDS from making lots of other cats sick.
$500 funds five heartworm tests.
$1500 can help pay for costly, often life-saving surgical procedures.
NEED MORE INSPIRATION? CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO (made for our annual Ties & Tails Gala) ABOUT OUR WORK, FEATURING SOME "HAPPY TAILS!"
CHASING YOUR TAIL?
Contact Jennifer Peele
Special Events Coordinator for the Humane Society of Charlotte