Monday, July 8, 2013

Wiggle Waggle Walk in Pasadena Sept. 29

 Animal lovers are invited to put their best feet forward  at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 15th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk –  a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope to raise $400,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the humane society every year. The walk will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 29.

Thousands of people and their dogs are expected to take part in the walk, which begins at 9 a.m.  Walkers and their dogs can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying a free Pet Expo at the park.  Participants do not need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help animals—and they can walk individually or form teams.

“The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fun event that brings everyone together to help animals in need,” says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We would not be able to provide the level of care to all the animals without the community’s support.”

Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by creating personal web pages through the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also create fundraising web pages through this site.  Entrants who raise $50 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt. Registration is free.

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Brookside Park. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Pet Expo will take place immediately after the walk until 1 p.m. The Pet Expo will feature K9 demonstrations by the Pasadena Police Department, a variety of pet product booths, paw-tapping music and fun dog contests. This year’s sponsors include Wells Fargo, VCA Animal Hospitals, and Community Bank. For more information, visit

About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit

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