The 17th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is just around the corner and the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is inviting animal lovers and their canine friends to its community fundraiser for animals at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers have set a goal to raise $400,000 from the event, which will be used for food, shelter and medical care for homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the PHS every year.
The Pasadena Humane Society announced it will be hosting a canine talent show during the event called “The Wag Factor,” new this year, which will feature furry friends showing off their greatest skills. Owners can sign up near the stage from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the walk, and the contest will take place on the stage at 10:45 a.m. The dog with the most ‘wag-tacular’ talent will win a Sojos prize pack valued at over $150 and more!
A photo contest was also launched earlier this month on its Facebook page for Wiggle Waggle Walk participants who are being encouraged to share photos of their dogs getting ready for the walk and use the hashtag #wigglewagglewarmup for a chance to win “pawesome” prizes!
“This year’s walk is sure to be a blast, and we’re excited about the fun new features we’ve added,” said Kristina Lamas, vice president of development for the Pasadena Humane Society.
“We’re amazed at the great work our teams and fundraisers have been doing, and are honored by the great sponsors who have signed on this year, but we’re still far from our target goal and encourage those with an affinity for animals to help us spread the word,” she added.
Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by registering on 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 donate via the website. Registration is free, and entrants who raise $75 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt.
Fundraisers can receive a spot in the coveted VIP Tent by raising $1,000 or more. The VIP Tent will feature a complimentary bar courtesy of our sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Stone Brewery and Mount Gay Rum. There will also be free food and our special Doggy Duds Boutique booth, which will be offering lots of free giveaways including leashes, collars, clothes and more. VIP’s will also receive express registration directly at the VIP Tent at the event.
This year’s returning MC for the walk is Andrea Evans, an animal rights activist who is known for her role of Tina Lord on the ABC soap opera, “One Life to Live.” She has also appeared on “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Passions.”
For more information, visit www.wigglewagglewalk.org.