‘Diesel Dawg’ to lead CPHS Pet Walk

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s annual “Pet Walk” scheduled for May 21 at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg will again feature Altoona Curve mascot “Diesel Dawg” as Grand Marshal and Sheetz as corporate sponsor.
The “Dawg” will hitch a ride on the Sheetz Corporation’s promotional vehicle, the “Sheetz Hummer,” a brightly painted red, day-glo green and yellow all-terrain sport/utility vehicle. The event raises funds to help the homeless animals at the shelter.
The walk-a-thon is organized to raise funds by pet walkers who solicit sponsors. Those raising $25 or more will earn a special edition Pet Walk T-shirt. All who take part will receive CPHS water bottles and bandannas for their animals regardless of donation amounts. Walkers without pets will be given tags to wear showing their participation.
Again this year the Grand Prize for the walker raising the most donations is a special personalized portrait of their pet by local artist Rachel DiAndrea (Pet Arts Studio). Second prize is a certificate good for $40 towards any veterinary bill. Third prize is a $30 gift certificate to V.I.P. Pets and Aquarium.
In addition to the walk, the event will feature a special pet obedience demonstration by Lois Fogle of Fogle’s Dog Training and Boarding (Ashville) and special raffle prizes.
Last year, the event drew over 80 walkers with about four dozen animals.
To register, pick up forms at local veterinary offices, some area businesses or the CPHS shelter at 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Thrift Shop at 220 E. Walton Ave. or call 942-2477 or 942-5402.
The event starts at 1 p.m. with registration followed by the walk which steps off at 2 p.m. No rain date has been scheduled.