WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College Veterinarians of Tomorrow will host its annual dog walk, which is open to the greater Clinton County community at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24.
The walk continues to benefit the Wilmington Area Humane Society (WAHS), as it has for 11 years.
The walk follows the 4-C Bicentennial Trail and is approximately 2.6 miles. There also is a short course, approximately 1.3 miles, for older dogs that owners would like to have participate. Anyone who doesn’t have a dog but would like to participate and help the Wilmington Area Humane Society is more than welcome to attend and participate in the walk.
The Dog Walk will be held rain or shine. Representatives from the WAHS will be in attendance, and there will be dog walk T-shirts, refreshments and a raffle.
Registration will take place at the J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park pavilion in Wilmington from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, when the walk starts. The pre-registration fee is $12 per owner/dog team. On-site registration is $15 per owner/dog team. To pre-register or for questions, email [email protected]
If pre-registering, please include your name, your dog’s name and breed, if up to date with vaccinations and whether your pet has any aggressive behavior around other dogs.
The Veterinarians of Tomorrow is a Wilmington College student organization for those who hope to work with animals in the future. The organization includes President Kurt Fortkamp, Vice President Aubrey Mallott, Secretary Anna Heineke and Treasurer Brittany Johnson. Professor Douglas Burks is the group’s advisor.
The Wilmington Area Humane Society is an all-volunteer run nonprofit formed to promote the welfare of dogs and cats in Clinton County, and to provide programs to the residents of this area to nurture and strengthen the human/animal bond. It operates a shelter to house adoptable cats and dogs and is currently in the process of raising funds to furnish a new shelter currently under construction.
WAHS continues to operate at its current location of 5361 U.S. 68 North. The new facility will be located across the street from the current one.