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Hiking for Homeless Pets: Wag `n Trail Raises $150,000 for the Buddy Center
Animal lovers from across the Front Range hit the Glendale Farm Open Space trail on Saturday for the Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail. More than 1,000 people and 500 dogs participated in the fundraiser, a 1.6-mile hike to raise money for the Dumb Friends League’s south location, the Buddy Center, in Castle Rock.
The event brought in more than $150,000 which will help the Dumb Friends League provide shelter, comfort, veterinary care and behavior training to as many as 3,500 homeless pets at the Buddy Center this year while we work to reunite them with their owners or place them in new homes. Fundraising for Wag `n Trail continues through Oct. 17.
In addition to the hike, participants had the opportunity to watch dog sporting demonstrations, enjoy food and local craft beer from Living the Dream Brewing Co., meet adoptable dogs and shop for merchandise from local vendors.
As the only full-service animal shelter serving Douglas County, the Buddy Center plays a vital role in reuniting owners with lost pets and finding loving homes for thousands of cats, dogs and small pets each year.
The 2016 Wag `n Trail was sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, HomeAgain, Frontline Plus and Heartgard Plus. For more information, or to make a donation through Oct. 17, visit www.ddfl.org/wnt or call (303) 751-5772.