OCEAN CITY — The Worcester County Humane Society (WCHS) is planning a weekend of fundraising fun including the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets on Saturday, April 20.
Adults 21 and older are invited to the Pre-Boardwalkin’ for Pets Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Seacrets. Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the WCHS Thrift Store on Sunset Avenue or by calling 443-235-5647. Tickets will be $35 in advance or $40 at the door. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and the band Side Project will be performing. There will be some fabulous auction items to bid on ranging from $10 to $800.
On Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m.-noon, grab your best friend and head to the Inlet for the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Raise money for the walk and receive prizes. This is the perfect opportunity to create a team. There is a $25 minimum for individuals and for teams a $25 per team per member minimum. To make it easier for individuals and teams to reach out for donations via email and social media, participants can sign up at https://www.crowdrise.com/20thAnnualBoardwalkinforPets. Pledge/registration sheets can also be printed from the same website. Prizes will be awarded to the highest pledge earners, top individual and team. Enter contests and win prizes for largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed dog and best dog trick. There will be refreshments provided by Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Layton’s Family Restaurant 16th Street.
For those without a pet, you can “adopt” a shelter dog for the event. Arrangements must be made in advance by calling the shelter at 410-213-0146. Please note there are a limited number of dogs that available from the shelter for the walk.
For our feline friends, bring a photo of your cat to the walk with your contact information written on the back. A special prize basket will be awarded to the “cutest cat.”
“Boardwalkin’ for Pets is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said event chair Heather Bahrami. “It’s such a feel-good, family friendly event that brings animal lovers from near and far together to raise funds for the many cats and dogs who find their way to our no kill shelter.”
This event is rain or shine. Should you choose not to walk due to inclement weather, please mail your pledge sheet and donations to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md 21811. Checks should be made payable to WCHS, a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter and operates mainly on donations. All money raised is used to care for the many dogs and cats that call the shelter home.