Area’s Largest Walk & Fest for Pets Benefits KY Humane Society
WHO: More than 800 animal lovers and their pets
WHAT: 24th annual walk fundraiser that benefits homeless pets
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Registration starts at 2 p.m., and the walk begins at 2:30 p.m.
Register online at support.kyhumane.org/wtrail
WHERE: Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Rd, Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Humane Society’s 24th annual Waggin’ Trail Walk & Festival for the Animals will be held Sunday, June 10, at the Louisville Water Tower Park on River Road from 2-5 p.m. This popular walk and festival, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, raises money for the state’s largest pet adoption agency.
In addition to the walk, the dog-friendly festival features beer, food trucks, music, children’s activities, adoptable dogs and horses, doggie oasis tents and beautiful river front views, according to Alisa Gray, KHS Vice President of Outreach.
And new this year: Lucky Dogs will offer lure coursing as a pay-per-run event. Lure coursing is a fun game of chase that any dog can play by chasing an artificial lure across a field.
“After the 2:30 p.m. walk, people can stay and enjoy the festival with their animals and other pet lovers while they support needy dogs, cats and horses,” said Gray.
Other highlights include an animal art booth, in which owners can have their pets create unique works of art; a photo booth; gourmet dog popsicles by Dog Hill Pawp; and food trucks Get in Your Belly Deli and Motoring Gastro.
Animal rescue groups will have adoptable dogs and information about fostering pets, and vendors will offer a variety of pet products and services, including rescue-themed T-shirts, pet toys, collars and leashes, and information about local veterinary services.
Participants register for Waggin’ Trail online at support.kyhumane.org/wtrail and can invite family, friends and coworkers to sponsor their walks. They can join as individuals or teams. Registration is $35 for adults or $25 for children ages 12 and younger.
The 2018 Waggin’ Trail is presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Matching Gift Sponsor is VCA Fairleigh Animal Hospital. Gold Sponsors are Feeders Supply, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Park Community Credit Union and PetFirst Pet Insurance.