Dogster member Benji passed on December 26, 2008 at the age of eight, from a fatal illness. He was a wonderful boy who spent over six years working as a therapy dog with both children and adults.
On February 14th his folks are walking for a no kill shelter as a tribute to Benji. They are hoping to raise funds in his memory for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The Humane Society of the Palm Beaches is the largest nonprofit, open access animal shelter for dogs and cats in all of Palm Beach County.
If you live in that area and would like to join in it isn’t too late.
We’re looking for 2,000+ adventuresome dogs and their people to make our Walk a success! Walk with your dog, borrow a neighbor’s dog or walk with a friend! You can even walk in honor of your favorite pet. The Walk promises to be a tail-waggin’ good time! There will be plenty of activities:
* Free breakfast by Panera Bread Company (7-8:30am)
* Demonstrations by PBSO’s Bloodhound Unit
* Pet-related vendors
* Live remote by WIRK 107.9 FM
* PetMobile with dogs & cats for adoption
* Animal Care and Control on site with rabies vaccinations
* Free goodie bags, while supplies last
* Scenic walk & fun obstacle course
Getting started is easy, it only takes a few minutes to create your Online Walk Fundraising Page:
* Click the Get Started button
* Personalize the text and photo on your Walk Fundraising Page
* Send the link to your friends, family, colleagues – anyone you think will help you reach your goal
8h Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals
Saturday, February 14, 2009– 7 am to 1 pm
John Prince Park – Lake Worth
Entry Fee: Adult – $30; Child (age 6-16) – $15 [includes walk t-shirt & doggie bandana]
The walk sounds like a great time for all, what a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Hopefully they’ll get a great turnout and raise lots of money for the humane society.
If you would like to help Benji reach his goal of $4,000, currently at $1,924, you can donate on his contribution page. His folks also have an online doggy store, Dressed Up Dogs, where you can buy apparel and more. Plus, you can see more pics of their beloved Benji on the site.