• By Beth Oleson Marketing Director

Woodford Wag goes virtual

To state the obvious, this has not been an average spring so far. It won’t be an average year, either. At Woodford Humane (as everywhere else) we’re doing our best to adjust – and for our annual Woodford Wag Dog Walk, that means one big change: we’re going virtual. Originally scheduled for May 16, the Wag typically gathers hundreds of people and dogs at Falling Springs Park for a group walk on the cross-country trails. Obviously, we do not want to create a crowd for any reason this spring – as our governor would say, “You can’t be doing that” – so instead, we’re asking our Waggers to take their own walk and put it to work to help our pets. Just register online at runsignup.com/woodfordwag as you normally would, then take a walk whenever and wherever you like – with your dog, with your family, by yourself, with your cat, however you want to do it – and send us a few photos we can share. It’s a great excuse to get out of the house for a safe and socially distanced walk, and you’ll help us continue to care for the animals who need us during a very difficult and uncertain time. Can you take a walk for free? Sure you can. We know this isn’t the same as a traditional event. But we also know that we rely on the Woodford Wag to raise about $15,000 each year, between registrations and sponsorships. We have to do our best to raise those funds. So we’re really hoping you’ll join us, from afar. The big silver lining of a virtual event is that anyone, anywhere can participate. So far, we’ve got folks signed up from as far away as Florida. If you decide to participate, encourage your far-flung friends and family to get in on the fun, too… we could all use an excuse to get out for a walk these days! To sign up and learn more about this year’s Virtual Wag, go to runsignup.com/woodfordwag today. If you’re interested in sponsoring, we want to hear from you: email beth@woodfordhumane.org to find out about the sponsorship opportunities available. From all of us at Woodford Humane, hang in there and stay well.

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