SCITUAE – Spring is always a good time to party outdoors, and local dogs are invited to Paws for a Cause at Scituate Dog Park.
“Paws for a Cause” is a fundraiser that will benefit both the Scituate Animal Shelter and the Friends of Scituate Dog Park.
“We have so many supporters in common that we decided to do something together and we thought, ‘What could be better than a party for dogs?'” Said Lisey Good, a board member of the shelter.
The party will take place on Saturday 5th June at Scituate Dog Park, 167 Driftway. A large dog party for dogs 25 pounds or more is held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A small dog party takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The rainy date is June 6th.
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To ensure a happy and safe time for everyone, this event is only for people-friendly dogs. The rules for dog parks state that dogs over 6 months old, neutered, fully vaccinated and kept on a leash upon arrival and departure from the park.
For a donation of USD 10, participants will receive access to the party, a goodie bag and a raffle ticket.
The money from the ticket prices is split between the animal shelter and the Friends of the Scituate Dog Park.
“We have seen so many more pets being handed over lately – often with expensive veterinary needs. So the fundraiser comes at a good time,” Good said. “Also, the folks at Scituate Dog Park are keen to add a separate little dog-specific area to the park, so this benefit should help with that.”
Attendees are welcome to bring a can or packet of unopened dog food for the shelter’s pet food storage room to feed hungry dogs in the community.
The party is also a way to educate the community about both nonprofits, said Lisa Huffman, president and fundraiser chairman for Friends of Scituate Dog Park.
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“Many believe that the city funds our organizations, but that’s just not true. We hope that once people find out about this, they will be more receptive to helping us with donations and volunteering, ”she said.
The city requires Friends of Scituate Dog Park to allocate $ 100,000 to the small dog park before it can be advertised, Huffman said.
Party attendees are asked not to park on Widow’s Walk or the jetty, but to use the MBTA Greenbush parking lot.
For more information and tickets, visit scituateanimalshelter.org/paws.
Information about the Friends of Scituate Dog Park can be found at scituatedogpark.com.
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