By Elaine Kish
Even a dog waiting for a forever home loves a walk outside. To make it easier for their canine guests, employees and volunteers, the Stark County Humane Society is planning to build a walking path adjacent to their property. The path will be 0.8 of a mile long. Add to that the distance to pick up a companion and return them to the kennel, and you can log about a mile of steps onto your daily exercise routine while showing a dog an hour of caring.
The asphalt walking path will have five “paw”tio brick areas with benches to rest and waste stations to keep the area clean. Target date for completion of the project and opening is the annual Mutt Strutt event on September 29, 2018.
Although funding for the project is nearly complete, to attain their goal the Humane Society will host a “Purrfect Evening for a Howling Good Time” at the Canton Masonic Temple on Saturday, September 22, 2018. There will be great food, a cash bar and dancing. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the walking path project.
You can also help them get to the finish line by purchasing a brick for the “paw”tio areas. There are three levels of bricks available and the prices depend on how much lettering you would like on it.
For more information about sponsoring a brick or to obtain tickets for the event, you can contact Jackie Godbey at 330-453-5529, visit the Stark County Humane Society in person, or check their website starkhumane.org.
A Howling Good Time with the Stark County Humane Society