Think PAWS-ative

Annual event a fundraiser for nonprofit rescue



FLINT TOWNSHIP – Dog lovers and others can lend a hand to PAWS at the annual Tails & Trails Dog Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Flint Township rail trail on Norko Drive.

“It’s a spectacular event, with or without a dog,” said Edith Campbell, publicity chairman for the Clayton Township animal rescue.

“Our goal is to raise $10,000 to cover veterinary and operating costs for the summer.”

All sorts of folks – with or without their furry friends – are asked to collect donations then stroll along the lush and serene one-mile trail.

There is a $5 registration fee per dog.

On-site registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Canine participants must have proof of rabies vaccine, must be licensed and on non-retractable leashes, and not in heat.

Water stations, on-duty vet and cleanup bags will be provided.

Festivities include displays by pet product product vendors, contests (biggest/smallest dogs, longest/shortest tails, most tail wags per minute, best trick), K-9 and pet CPR demonstrations, therapy dogs, Canine Freestyle Fanatics, refreshments and bake sale, pet massage and nail trims, PAWcasso painting with dogs, micro-chipping and rescue dogs available for adoption.

“We have special gifts for dog alumni of PAWS, if we hear from them,” said Campbell.

Advance registration is encouraged. To register prior to the event, call 767- 6366 or visit

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