Looking for an easy way to give a homeless pet a new leash on life? Join the Dumb Friends League May 6 at the 24th annual Furry Scurry at Washington Park.
Registration and donations help the Dumb Friends League take care of more than 22,000 homeless pets each year by providing medical care to sick and injured animals, behavior training to help animals get adopted more quickly, the examination of cases of animal neglect and mistreatment and so much more.
Registered participants will walk (with their dogs if they wish) the 2-mile stretch around the park, then enjoy festivities that include refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors and sponsors at the Flealess Market.
“As a local, independent nonprofit, the Dumb Friends League relies on events like the Furry Scurry so we can continue to open our doors to every animal in need,” says Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We are not affiliated with any national groups, and we don’t receive government funding. What we do is possible only because of the generous people right here in our community.”
The Dumb Friends League encourages Furry Scurry participants to start fundraising for the organization’s largest event now, with the goal of raising more than $1 million for homeless pets this year.
Pre-register online or at various Dumb Friends League locations or at the event, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Dumb Friends League 24th Annual Furry Scurry
WHEN: May 6, 2017
WHERE: Wash Park, 701 S. Franklin St.
COST: Registration $50, ages 15 and up; $25, ages 14 and younger (participants may fundraise for the cost of registration and donations for helping homeless pets)