Paws in the Park – Jackson

June 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


The countdown is on for Paws in the Park! With $17,014 left to raise in the largest fundraising event, Cascades Humane Society needs your support now more than ever.

There is no better time to start your fundraising page! You can help reach our goal of $25,000 by creating your very own personal fundraising page today! Just go to to sign up for free. Share your page with friends and family, share it on Facebook and Twitter or get creative and start fundraising today.

Then join hundreds of dogs and their owners as they high-tail it to Cascades Falls Park to walk for the animals on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cascades Humane Society is presenting this free family friendly event which promises a tail-waggin’ good time for all animal lovers.

“This is our largest fundraiser and every dollar raised will help save an animal’s life,” said Melissa Woodhurst, Interim Executive Director of Cascades Humane Society. “Every animal that comes through our doors is given veterinary care, a warm bed, nutritious food, and lots of TLC,” Woodhurst explained. “This walk-a-thon allows us to highlight our life-saving work and celebrate the magic of the human-animal bond.”

The event includes a leisurely 1.3 mile walk around the beautiful Cascades Falls Park entertainment by Classic K-9, police dog demonstration, face painting, photos with your pets, a dunk tank along with numerous doggie games and contests and many more family friendly activities. Check-in registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will commence at 11:00 a.m.

Paws in the Park isn’t just for dog owners. All animal lovers are encouraged to walk the course in honor of their pets. The walk is also open to schools and corporations that want to form walk teams. There is no fee to register for the walk, but walkers are encouraged to obtain pledges to help raise money for the shelter animals.

Participating is one of the easiest and fun ways to make a difference for so many homeless and neglected animals in our community. Walk with your dog, borrow a neighbor’s dog or walk with a friend. You can even walk in honor of a beloved pet or person.

Those wanting to raise funds for the Humane Society can visit the Paws in the Park information page at or call 517-787-7387 x16 to learn more about how their efforts will help homeless and neglected animals.

About Cascades Humane Society
Cascades Humane Society connects animals in need with people who care by providing pet adoptions, lost and found reports, a pet food assistance program, low cost spay/neuters, feral cat program, educational outreach and Paw Playground – Jackson’s only public dog park. A 501 (c) 3 organization, CHS relies primarily on the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and special events to support their services and programs. CHS receives no funding from federal, state or county government, United Way or other national or state humane organizations.

CHS is located at 1515 Carmen Drive at I-94’s Exit 141, south on Elm Street to Carmen Drive. For more information call 517-787-7387 517-787-7387, go to or visit them at 1515 Carmen Drive, Tuesday through Saturday from Noon until 6:00 p.m.

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