Statement issued Tuesday:
City of Fort Wayne – With pet owners in tow, dogs everywhere are invited to take a 2-mile walk through Franke Park as part of the 24th annual Walk for Animals to benefit Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.
The event will be held on Sunday, October 9th with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. inside pavilion one. Pledge forms are available at Animal Care & Control, local veterinary hospitals and online at www.fwacc.org.
All participants will win a shirt, enjoy free food, and sample vendor products when they register and collect the minimum pledge requirement of $33 per person or $120 per family of four or more. Clubs and businesses with four or more people can form a Dog Pack to help lead the walk.
In addition, six fantastic prize packages are awarded based on dollar amounts raised and turned in October 9th.
This year the walk is dedicated to Chico (now named Pogo) who will be in attendance at the walk with his new owner. Chico was a highly publicized animal cruelty case from February 2011. Call 260-427-5508 for vendor and sponsorship information.