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Lose A Pound With Your Hound Memory Walk – October 23, 2011

Written by volunteer Lucy Bobeck

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society’s (HCWS) 11th Annual “Lose A Pound With Your Hound” Memory Walk was held on a very sunny Sunday.

Wayne Bunker Family Park in North Las Vegas was bustling with vendors’ stalls and dogs being spoiled in the best way, as caring guardians took their hounds to lose a pound.

Elvis made an appearance to sing ‘Hound Dog’ to all the furry friends assembled by the stage. It’s hard to upstage Elvis, but beloved HCWS President, Harold Vosko thanked all the walkers bringing their dogs and one pig 🙂

Lose a pound has a fun atmosphere, but Harold reminded the crowd that the Memory Walk honors the 30,000+ lost and abandoned animals that are euthanized every year in the Las Vegas valley. The symbolic paper “collars” lining the dog walk represent each animal euthanized. Dog walkers, such as Leann from Coronado High School’s Animal Advocates come to support HCWS as it is a local charity that supports preventative action via HCWS’ spay and neuter clinic.

World-famous impressionist, Rich Little turned everyone’s thoughts to the goal that Las Vegas dogs and cats have a bright future. Mr. Little took to the stage and said he had a little donation – $100,000!

You can also make a difference for homeless dogs and cats in Las Vegas with a small donation.

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society’s dog walk is a mile of rest stops for snacks and games of skill such as the “poop toss”. Back at the vendor market; food, music, paw painting, pet psychic and paw reading were available reminding us how much fun responsible pet ownership is.

Rachel was in her red riding hood costume with her German Shepherd dog dressed as a wolf hoping to win a top prize in the pet costume contest – one of many contests for all to enjoy. Dog walker Cynthia Lindell with her dogs, Sparky and Bruce said “keep it local!”

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society: www.hcws.org

Vendor isle.

 

Costume contest.

Misfits - Winning community team.

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