From an August 9, 2019, PAWS News Release.
Annual 5K raises funds for dogs, cats and wildlife cared for at PAWS
Gather your friends and furry companions and register at PAWSwalk.net for the 28th annual PAWSwalk at Seattle’s iconic Warren G. Magnuson Park on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
If you’re a proud pet parent or just an animal lover, now is the time to register for this Fido- and family-friendly event to raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured, sick, and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle.
One thousand animal fans and their dogs are expected to take part in the 5K walk/run followed by animal-friendly food trucks, dog activities, entertainment, and a variety of non-profit and vendor booths. For those looking to expand their family, adult dogs will be available for on-site adoption.
You don’t have to have a dog to take part in PAWSwalk, but if you do, there will be lots of tail wagging fun for them to enjoy!
Register individually or start a team!
Even if you can’t make PAWSwalk, you can still register as a virtual walker and fundraise for animal in need.
Registration, which includes an official PAWSwalk t-shirt and dog bandanna, is $35 to walk or run ($20 for youth 16 and under), and $30 to virtually walk.
Walk-up registrations the day of September 7th will be increased to $40 per adult and $25 for youth.
The event runs from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the 5K timed run starting at 9:00 am and the 5K walk starting at 10:00 am
For 28 years, PAWSwalk has been bringing the Greater Seattle community together to walk, run and raise funds so thousands of animals in need can have a second chance at a happy, healthy life. In 2018, PAWS staff cared for 4,109 homeless dogs and cats and 4,977 wild animals.
PAWS of Lynnwood is an independent nonprofit and depends on private donations to help fund its mission to adopt homeless dogs and cats, rehabilitate and release back to the wild injured and orphaned wild animals, and educate people of all ages about compassion for animals.
PAWSwalk Spokespup Samson was saved from a puppy mill and adopted into a loving home. Follow him on Twitter at @PAWStweets.
PAWSwalk spokespup Samson. Photo courtesy of PAWS of Lynnwood.