PAWSwalk open for registration


PAWS is once again hosting the popular PAWSwalk on Aug. 29 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Registration is now open at PAWSwalk will be from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m

PAWS is encouraging teams and individuals to start their fundraising as soon as they are registered. Prizes will be awarded for the most donations raised by an individual (Top Walker), most donations raised by a young person (Top Youth Walker) and most donations raised by a team (Top Team).

From ducks and bears to cats and puppies, PAWS is a safe haven for animals in need. In Lynnwood, the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter delivers care, nurturing and veterinary help to adoptable cats and dogs, while the PAWS Wildlife Center provides veterinary care to over 150 local species of wildlife. In Seattle, PAWS Cat City hosts adoptable cats in a unique cat colony setting.

“PAWSwalk is such a fun event, hundreds of dogs with their companions walking and representing all of the animals in our care, it’s quite a sight to see,” said Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animals at PAWS.

The event features a walk, vendor booths, an agility contest, and is sponsored this year by VCA Veterinary Hospitals.

PAWSwalk 2015’s ‘Top Dog’ mascot is Magnolia, a miniature poodle who came to PAWS after being abandoned. The little dog required foster care while she recovered from life-saving leg amputation surgery. Her PAWS foster volunteer fell in love and officially adopted Magnolia. Together, they have helped many more canine amputees adjust, ensuring an even quicker adoption success for each dog. Magnolia will lead off the walk on Aug. 29.

WHO: PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society

WHAT: PAWSwalk 2015

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 29 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Event is free. Register in advance to raise donations

WHERE: King Country’s Marymoor Park in Redmond (at the Velodrome)

WHY: Every year, more than 7,000 animals rely on PAWS when they are in need. PAWS relies on donations from the public to operate.

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