BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – The annual MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals will take place this Saturday, Sept. 26 and draw thousands of two- and four-legged participants to Boston, Methuen and Hyannis, Mass. to raise money for the animals in the MSPCA’s care, the organization announced today.
The three concurrent walks—which kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Boston Common and at noon at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen and Aselton Park in Hyannis—support the MSPCA’s adoption center, law enforcement, advocacy and veterinary programs. In the past nine years the Walk for Animals has raised over one million dollars to support the MSPCA. The MSPCA hopes to raise over $350,000 this year.
This 2015 Walk for Animals is designed to delight young and old as well as human and animal participants.
Special Guest: Sweet Dee
Joining the high-profile corporate sponsors supporting the three Walks this year is “Sweet Dee,” a six-year-old Pit Bull adopted five years ago from the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center by Elliott Nerland and his wife, Erin Daly, who won praise earlier this year for saving Elliott’s life after he suffered a cardiac event.
The Boston Walk will feature agility demonstrations led by Dr. Terri Bright of the MSPCA-Angell’s Behavior service, a parade of adoptable animals as well as fan-favorite contests such as “Best Pet Trick,” “Best Kisser,” “Human Lookalike,” and more!
Also at the Boston Walk, a veterinarian from Angell Animal Medical Center will be on-site throughout the day to answer pet-health related questions.
Methuen Walk Highlights
The Methuen Walk will guide guests through beautiful areas of the property typically not available to the public and conclude at the “Vendor Village,” which will showcase a variety of exciting local vendors. For more information about the Methuen walk readers can click here.
Hyannis Walk Highlights
The Hyannis Walk will spotlight community service, with a number of Cape Cod non-profit animal service organizations participating including the Cape Cod Companion Animal Program, Cape Cod Doxie Rescue, the Mashpee Dog Park, Citizens for Farm Animals and Catvocates. The Walk will also feature a family and dog-friendly activity zone including a photo booth, face-painting and a dunk tank. The walk will host contests featuring a number of local dogs who will vie for the title of the Cape’s most talented canine. For more information about the Centerville walk readers can click here.
For full details and to register for any of the Walks readers can click here.
Corporate Sponsors Line Up to Support the Walk for Animals
The list of sponsors for this year’s Walk includes Especially for Pets, Whole Foods,Covidien, Elanco, Hill’s, Olmsted Place and Patterson Veterinary. Additional sponsors include: Zoetis, TD Bank, Merial, Merck, Ruffwear, Canine Cancer Foundation, New England Pet Hospice and Catbinets. The full list of sponsors can be found at www.walkforanimals.com.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.