In just two days Downtown Raleigh will have about 4,000 humans, many of them holding leashes with canines at their side (hopefully not behind nor in front) ready to step off for the 2012 SPCA K9-3K Walk. The SPCA has done a superb job planning the event this year, and this one promises to be the biggest one yet.
The latest weather forecast calls for rain to hold off until after all the festivities of the day are complete. That is good news for all of us who have signed up to walk in support of the many homeless pets in Wake County. There's still time for you to join us on the walk. But if you're not for walking, plan to come down and enjoy the event. In addition to the Walk, there will be dog contests, an opportunity to get your dog microchipped, a great scavenger hunt with the promise of super prizes, vendor booths with pet-related freebies, a photo alley for souvenir photos, some really good food vendors, and a Beer Garden (water and sodas also available).
The event runs from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. (3K Walk at 11:00 and 1/2K Senior Dog Walk at 11:15) so join us Saturday, 4/21, at Moore Square, in downtown Raleigh between City Market and Marbles Kids Museum. Enjoy the activities, stay for lunch or a snack from a food vendor, kick back and relax, listen to some music and enjoy the day!
Again this year, Hoof and Paws Pet Care will have a booth -- Booth #17. Look for us between the Care First Animal Hospital sponsor booth and the Beer Garden, near the corner of Blount and Martin, across the street from Tir na NOg Irish Pub. If you are registered to walk with our TEAM, plan to meet at the booth at 10:45 a.m. to get your dog fashionably attired in a Hoof and Paws Bandana. We know we already have the best looking dogs in Downtown, North Raleigh, and Wake Forest, right? So let's gather, dress 'em up, and take off walking!
Just a few details for the registered walkers ---- With so many walkers, it is best to leave your flexi-leads at home and bring a leash instead, along with poop bags. And if your dog uses a Thundershirt, you might want to bring it along just in case the forecasted storms arrive earlier than called for.
For more information about the Walk, follow this link: