Big fundraiser returns at Vanderburgh Humane Society | Community Spirit
The eleventh annual Romain Subaru Fido Walk, Rock, and Run is set for Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on the Vanderburgh Humane Society Campus at 400 Millner Industrial Drive, on the corner of W. Morgan Ave. and Read St. The pledge walk will begin at the VHS and move through the Garvin Park area, concluding back at the Humane Society building for the remainder of the festivities.
This event will feature a 1-Mile Pledge Dog Walk, 5K Run, a Beer Station generously donated by Tin Man Brewing Company, the Local Celebrity Dunking Booth featuring local leaders and radio/TV personalities, and the Pets & People Costume Contest. The Fido 2K Fetch Contest is back this year, and one lucky person will have a chance to win $500! In addition, there will be food for people and pets, kids’ and pets’ games and activity area, kids’ inflatables, doggie art, caricatures, a pet microchipping station, off-leash dog play area, vendors, and both a DJ and live entertainment. The event will take place from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Fido Pledge Walk
Registration- 3:30 PM, Walk – 5 PM starting at the VHS Dog Park
Participants for the benefit walk should register at 3:30 PM with the walk beginning at 5 PM. Walkers are encouraged to pre-register by mailing or faxing a walk form to the VHS prior to the event. Walk brochures can be obtained at the VHS. You can also register online at www.vhslifesaver.org. By registering online, registrants can access fundraising tools and build a personalized webpage to send to friends and family asking for their support.
Walkers are asked to raise a minimum of $25 to participate. Incentive prizes will be given for a variety of monetary levels. Everyone who participates will get a goody bag stuffed with items from a variety of vendors. The overall top pledge collector will win all incentives up to the amount prize level and a Home Theater System valued at $200.
Team prizes are also available. Walkers are encouraged to bring their own dogs or they can choose to walk a VHS dog up for adoption.
Pets & People Costume Contest
Registration- 6:15, Contest - 6:45 PM, Main Stage
Dress up your family pet or have the kids join in too. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the Pet Only Costume category, and also in the Pets & People category.
Fido 2K Fetch Contest
Tickets sold in advance and at the door. Buy a $10 tennis ball for a chance at $500, or earn an entry while raising pledges! Each tennis ball sold will have an assigned number. During the evening, a VHS dog will enter the area where the balls are tossed and fetch the winner! Only 250 balls will be sold. You do not have to be present to win.
All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and must be current on their rabies vaccination. VHS will provide community water bowls for pets. Complete rules are listed in the walk brochure that can be picked up at the VHS, Pet Food Center, and other event sponsors.