FURRY SCURRY - Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to start your dogs. The annual Furry Scurry is getting set to step off Saturday, May 3 and the Dumb Friends League is hoping to raise $1 million, like last year's giant dog walk.
This is the 21st year for the event that has grown into the single largest dog walk in the country. More than 12,000 people and 5,000 canines are expected to attend.
“The Furry Scurry wouldn’t be what it is today without such compassionate local support,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “To see so many people come together in celebration of the human-animal bond, and in support of homeless pets, is overwhelming and inspiring.”
In addition to completing the two-mile walk around Washington Park, Furry Scurry participants and their four-legged friends can meet adoptable pets and enjoy refreshments, contests, demonstrations and shopping for pet-friendly goods and services from more than 150 vendors and sponsors.
Registration for the event is $50 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger, and includes a limited-edition Furry Scurry T-shirt. Individuals can register online in advance or on event day beginning at 7 a.m. Information and registration: FurryScurry.org or (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.
MORE PAINTED CATS - Cats are getting the fundraising act, too. Not real cats, but imaginatively painted figures of felines. The first public showing of the Cat Care Society's 2014 "Tails of the Painted Cats" will be at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery in May, starting May 5 in conjunction with the "Cats, Dogs & Birds" and "Creature Feature" exhibits: (www.lakewoodartscouncil.org/PDFs/mayreception.pdf) The public reception at the gallery is Thursday, May 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The painted cats will be sold at a fundraising dinner this summer.
UPDATE - A presentation on grooming and nail trimming - part of a seminar series for cat people - has been changed to Saturday, April 26 at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. The speaker faced a family emergency and had to postpone an earlier date. The presentation runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PUTTIN' ON THE LEASH - The year's biggest fundraiser for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley will be Saturday night starting at 6 p.m.in the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.
Even though the deadline for advance reservations has passed, tickets can be purchased at the door Saturday night for $65 per person. There will be live and silent auctions, adoption animals roaming the floor, animal presentations and food and drink provided by more than 20 restaurants. Information: (boulderhumane.org/potl) or 303-442-4030, ext. 655.
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