Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Different Breed of Walk

I know there are a lot of walks out there. The summer is crammed full of them. There are so many important causes. I have participated in some. The best part for me was being with other people that shared the same commitment to a common cause. But I admit, other than that, they have all been a bit dull. 

The Wiggle Waggle Walkathon (try saying that three times fast) is different. Why? Dogs! More breeds than you can imagine. Super big ones, tiny ones, and everything in between. There are often a few hardy cats, sometimes a miniature pony, and a parrot at least once. It's amazing. It's beautiful. And it's fun!

Some of the animals that walk owe their lives to the walker in the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and their sponsors because the funds raised paid for their rescue from injury or abuse, lifesaving surgery and care at the OHS. That's the serious side of the walk. All of the human walkers share a common belief in the inherent value of animals in our lives. As with all walks, that's the invigorating part. But the difference is the fun. 

Bruce Roney
Executive Director 

P.S.  Don't forget to collect pledges. That's what is going to save lives. And if you are a runner, check out the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon's fraternal twin: the Run for the Animals.

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