Takin’ it to the Streets! Napa Humane 2nd Annual Walk for Animals
A benefit for Napa Humane • August 4tH
Anything but a lazy summer Sunday morning, Downtown Napa “goes to the dogs” with Napa Humane’s, Walk for Animals event…a short stroll that goes miles and miles for the animals.
You can celebrate, and support, companion animals by walking with, or without, a pooch – that’s the fun of it! While there will be upwards of 300 dogs at the event, one can walk in honor of a beloved pet – such as a cat or a bunny – or in memory of a loved one lost.
Expected attendance is over 500 people at this family-friendly, fundraising event to support Napa Valley pets and the people who care for, and about, them. Check-in and complimentary coffee and morning snacks begin at 7:30 a.m. The Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
And, this year…they’re takin’ it to the streets! The Walk route is on closed Downtown Napa streets – west on First Street, crossing at School Street, and east on Second Street – with participants enjoying the camaraderie of walking together in a show of their support for pets of all kinds.
Walkers begin, and return, to Veterans Memorial Park, filled with music and activities sure to please, such as creating a custom paw-print keepsake, a doggie costume contest, microchip check-ups, photo opportunities and, even a caricaturist
Also on-site will be Napa Humane’s Mobile Adoption Unit, which will transport adoptable dogs from the Napa County Animal Shelter to strut their stuff.
“We are really looking forward to the second year of this fun Napa Humane event to help us help Napa Valley pets and their people,” says Executive Director Jane Albert. “The Walk for Animals brings out the best of the animal-loving community that we
Dr. Chris Shacoski of SPEC (Solano-Napa Pet Emergency Clinic), one of the event’s lead sponsors, says of the Walk for Animals, “We are thrilled to be a part of such a great community event supporting the work of Napa Humane. They are an important part of keeping a healthy pet population and we are proud to be their partner in this work.”
For just $25, animal-lovers register online and create a profile page which they can customize with a photo of their pet, and tell their personal story of a special pet, and of their desire to help animals in our community. They set a fundraising goal and have the option to join, or create, a team. Walkers then collect donations from family, friends, and colleagues in support of their participation in the Walk for Animals.
Every registered walker receives an official, Walk for Animals, t-shirt and goodie bag and, for their fundraising efforts, there are eight levels at which participants can
100% of proceeds from the event support the services that Napa Humane offers, such as their affordable Spay/Neuter Clinic, which performed record 5,000 surgeries last year, as well as supportive services for the animals in the Napa County Animal Shelter, such as mobile adoption events for homeless pets to find their new homes.
The organization’s Humane Education Program educated over 4,000 children throughout the Valley last school year, teaching safety around dogs and cats, responsible pet care, and humane lessons, such as knowing the right time for a pet, the right pet for your family, and that a pet is your pet for all of its life.
To register for the Walk for Animals, and to learn more about Napa Humane, visit http://www.napahumane.org or
call 707.255.8118 x205 and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.