Pledge-a-Paw Post Event Success
Camden County Animal Shelter’s Dog Walk Fundraiser Raised $54K
Gloucester Township, NJ- It was a beautiful autumn day on Saturday, October 21st at Camden County College, Blackwood where hundreds of animal lovers with their pet companions joined Camden County Animal Shelter 4th Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk. The Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk event, sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, attracted over 250 walkers and over 50 local vendors, animal welfare groups, and rescues, all who attended to raise pledges. Pet companions enjoyed splashing in the pools, yummy treats from the Doggy Snack Bar, and showing off in the Kissing and Costume Contests. Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk fundraisers walked a one-mile loop around Camden County College Campus led by Bobby, the 2017 Spokespet and Little Miss New Jersey.
Visitors were mesmerized with the police canine demonstrations by Gloucester Township Police Department and Camden County Police Department. Pups were very competitive in an ice cream eating contest and the always fashionable costume contest where families got a chance to dress up with their pet. Everyone enjoyed seeing the adoptable pets during the CCAS Pet Parade, where shelter pets were showcased on the stage.
“It was wonderful to watch so many supporters walk for the homeless animals” said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter. “The compassion and support of the community helps us care for over 350 homeless animals every day.”
Some participants included Ahimsa Acres Sanctuary, Best Friends Pet Hotel, House Paws Mobile Vet, Jamberry, Katie’s Wreaths, Rodan + Fields, Perfectly Posh, Purely Positive Pets Rescue, Scentsy, SOS Beagle Rescue, and many more. Food vendors include JJ’s Mobile Kitchen and Baby Blue Rolling Kitchen.
We thank all our event sponsors Camden County Board Freeholders, Midwest Veterinary Supply, J&J Snack Foods Corp., Merck Animal Health, Chrysalis Technologies, Holman Automotive Group, Inc., Regional Veterinary, Canine Dimensions, Wells Fargo, RED Consulting Group, AMP Tech Systems LLC, VFW Post 3324 Runnemede, Mason Company, Winslow Animal Hospital, The Humane Society of the US, Wedgewood Pharmacy, PetValu, TD Bank, and Mount Laurel Animal Hospital. Thanks to Visit South Jersey for providing the “Pints for Pups” Beer and Wine Garden. Thanks to Camden County College for hosting Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk.
Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. Hazel Thompson -$2,783
2. Andrea Huhn – $2,115
3. Rose Rumaker – $1,115
Top Fundraising Teams:
1. Dogs Helping Dogs – $3,559
2. Kitten Crusaders – $2,585
3. Back Boys and Sis – $630