Support Local Animals in Need at Humane Society’s Big Paws 2017

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Bring your whole family out to Big Paws on Sunday, September 10 at Lake Ontario Park. Support local animals in need while enjoying family fun at this annual fundraising event.

“This is the nineteenth year for our dog walk.” says Connie Ball, executive director of the local animal non-profit. “The pledge walk begins at 11:00 AM and will also be hosting a vendor marketplace with over 50 vendors. The day will also features hay rides, face painting, balloon twisting, escapes games, food trucks, on-line auction, doggie fun zone, kid’s activities, and more! The day lasts until 2:30 PM when we recognize our top pledge earners. We really want to create an experience for families, including pet owners and their canine companions.”

Highlights of the day include a raffle, outdoor marketplace, plus live musical entertainment and demonstrations. Don’t miss your chance to win a great raffle prize, winner to be announced at event. Raffle tickets are currently on sale at the shelter and will be available for purchase at Lake Ontario Park during the Big Paws event.


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Always trying to improve on the event, this year the Society has an on-line auction featuring over 150 items! Bid on some fantastic items donated by local businesses and supporters, including hotel packages, spa gift certificates, food vouchers, jewelry, trips to local tourist attractions, and more!

Links to the on-line auction can be found on the Kingston Humane Society website and Facebook page.

The on-line auction will run from September 4th to September 25th, 2017.

Proceeds from the event supports the work of the Kingston Humane Society to care for local animals in need and sees a large variety of people attending.  While many dog owners enjoy the event with their pets, pets are not required and guests of all ages are welcome!

The Kingston Humane Society is a local charity supporting the only open shelter and investigations of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect in Frontenac County. The Society depends on donations and payment for services to do so. Donations to the Kingston Humane Society can be made year round by mail, in person or through their website.


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