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Help Raise Awareness for the Homeless Pet Crisis in the High Country; Join the Pack Walk for Homeless Pets

Sept. 21, 2012. Did you know that some of the High Country’s animal shelters euthanized over 90 percent of the animals in their care last year? On Saturday, Sept. 29, join Critter Magazine, PARTNERS! Canines and animal lovers, shelters and rescue groups from all over the High Country at Green Mother Goods in Boone to help raise awareness for the Homeless Pet Crisis in the High Country.

Registration for the Pack Walk is $5, but anyone receiving walk sponsorships of $20 or more may walk for free. Registration and sponsorship forms may be picked up at the walk, or prior to the walk at Mountain Dog and Friends in Foscoe or at Animal Medical Center of Boone. Friendly, leashed, vaccinated dogs are welcome. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

The walk is 2 miles around Boone (walk at your own pace) and will gather back at Green Mother Goods following the Walk for an adoption event, celebration and raffle to benefit the participating shelters and rescue groups.

You may also register prior to the event by emailing crittermagazineboone@gmail.com or you may donate to the event at http://millanfoundation.donordrive.com; look for Critter Magazine Pack Walk in Boone under Find A Pack Walk Near You.

The Pack Walk is a national event sponsored by North Shore Animal League America, Cesar Millan and Scooby Doo. The local High Country event will be held the same day as the National Pack Walk in Washington D.C., and will also serve as a ‘kick-off’ event for more cooperative efforts between the shelters and rescue groups in the High Country. The ultimate goal is to end euthanasia as a form of population control for all adoptable shelter pets in the region. 

For more information, call 828-434-0675.