Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chief Vern White to be lead walker at Iams Wiggle Waggle Walkathon Sept. 11, 2011


Ottawa Police Chief Vern White will join hundreds of other animal lovers at the 23rd annual Iams Wiggle Waggle Walkathon on Sept. 11 to raise money for the animal at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS).
The Walkathon, the largest event of its kind in Eastern Ontario and a major fundraiser for the OHS, is a fun-filled day featuring 2km and 5km walks and many displays, family activities, prizes and contests. This year’s walk will also feature a microchip clinic, where pet owners can have their companions injected with a tiny chip to ensure lifetime identification.

Over 1,000 registered walkers and 2,000 participants are expected to attend this year’s event and the goal is to raise $250,000 for the animals. All funds raised support essential OHS programs and services, including Rescue and Investigation Services, which rescues animals in distress, investigates cases of abuse and neglect, and provides ambulance transportation for injured and sick animals in Ottawa.
The Iams Wiggle Waggle Walkathon begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the NCC property on Riverside Drive, across from Billings Bridge Shopping Centre and the RA Centre. Free parking is available at both locations.

Register now and begin collecting pledges online at www.ottawahumane.ca/walkathon


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