On Wednesday, I met with Amanda Serafini, the Adoptions & Shelter Volunteer Director at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, Md and joined a volunteer group as they participated in the weekly Night Hikes on the BMORE Humane Society’s grounds.
Click the photo to view the slide-show
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is hosting their 19th Annual Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, this Sunday from 8:00am to noon.
All money raised will help the AASPCA care for the 4,000 homeless animals taken in each year. Walkers are encouraged but not required to bring their dogs to the choice of a 1 mile, 2.5 mile or 5 mile course around the park.
The event will also feature giveaways, vendors and demonstrations.
Some rules apply:
- All dogs must be current on vaccinations and at least 6 months old
- Owners must clean up after their pet (bags will be provided)
- Pets must be kept under control or owner will be asked to leave
- Dogs must be kept on non-retractable leashes
- Female dogs in heat prohibited
Pledge sheets are available at registration on the day of the event and donations are encouraged, but not mandatory. Prizes will be awarded to individuals who raise a minimum of $30. Grand prize winner will receive two round-trip domestic flight tickets from AirTran Airways.
Just got home from the 15th Annual March for the Animals at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore; what a great turnout!
“We were really looking forward to a big crowd this year…I think we got it,” said Nancy Willock, a volunteer working at the event. Willock said the events online registration had already raised over $180,000 before today’s walk-up donations were accounted for.
Here’s some video of the crowd and some of the vendors:
Be sure to check back for more pictures, video and coverage.
Tonight kicks of the Baltimore Humane Society‘s Wednesday Night Hikes around their downtown campus. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dogs, or walk one from the shelter.
The hike runs from 6:30 – 7:30pm and are scheduled for every Wednesday now through October. For more information, visit the B-More Humane event calendar.
Unfortunately I couldn’t make it tonight but for those of you who were able to attend, how was it?
Get the "Orange Kit" from the ASPCA online store
It’s almost April, and do you know what that means? ASPCA‘s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month is just around the corner.
“Without tips from the public, many animals would remain in abusive circumstances, unable to defend themselves,” says ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Supervisory Special Investigator and star of Animal Planet’s Animal Precinct, Annemarie Lucas. “We commend the brave and swift actions of concerned citizens who report cruelty.”
To show your support, thrown on some orange and support helpless animals in your area. For official ASPCA orange gear, visit their online store.
Please do your part to help the animals, and report animal cruelty to your local agency who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes near your home.
Back view of Baltimore Dog T-shirt
Need a T-Shirt for opening day? Baltimore Dog Peace. Love. Walking. LLC of Hunt Valley has created a custom Baltimore Dog Peace. Love. Walking. LLC Orioles T-shirt.
Shirts are $20 and are available in men’s and ladies’ sizes, and can be ordered by contacting Brennan Kahl, owner of Baltimore Dog.
Orioles ticket vouchers are for sale by The Barkers Beauties Pack to help raise money for the Maryland SPCA. The tickets are $15 each and $5 of every ticket purchase will be donated to the MD SPCA. You exchange the voucher for an actual ticket at the Camden Yards box office. Email email@example.com for more info.
Forest Hill Lanes in Harford County is sponsoring a Bowl-a-Rama that benefits the homeless and abused animals of the Maryland Human Society on March 27th from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to adults and children of all ages, and friends and family can donate on the bowlers behalf.
The A $15 pre-registration fee is due for each bowler, and additional information can be acquired by calling the Human Society of Harford County at 410.836.1090, ext.101.