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SPCA March for the Animals is Sunday

The Maryland SPCA’s March for the Animals — a 1.5 mile fundraising walk and more — takes place this Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore.

The organization’s largest fundraising event attracts thousands of walkers and their dogs each year — and helps make it possible for the SPCA to continue its work, which last year saw 3,200 pets adopted and 9,700 spayed or neutered.

(Sorry to say ohmidog! won’t have a booth this year, so those who patronized Ace’s Kissing Booth and Dog Breath Emporium last year — shown in the video above — will just have to wait til next year for another smooch.)

In addition to the walk, activities at the event will include pet contests, an agility course, training classes, pet demonstrations, pet-friendly vendors, adoptable animals and entertainment.

Individual walkers can register online thru April 16. Walk up registration starts at 9:00 a.m. the day of the event.

All of the money raised goes toward the SPCA’s adoption center, pet owner education, and the care of lost and homeless animals

For the complete schedule, keep reading.

Walk-a-thon Registration 4/18/2010 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Starting Line ceremonies 4/18/2010 10:00 am

1.5 mile Walk-a-thon 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pet costume contest and “Muggliest Dog” contest registration 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Contest Judging with Celebrity Judges. Prizes courtesy of dogma – life, with your pet. 4/18/2010 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs Demonstration 4/18/2010 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training Tips by experienced SPCA dog trainer! Two 20-minute sessions. 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Have some fun on the Agilty Course! Courtesy of Oriole Dog Training Club 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Musical Chairs – a great chance to practice the “Sit” command with your dog! 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pet Communicator, Terri Diener of PetSpeak available for private consultations (limit 20 people or pets) 4/18/2010 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Micro-chip your pet 4/18/2010 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Comments

Comment from Anne’n'Spencer
Time April 16, 2010 at 11:45 am

Greg, Spencer, and I will be moseying for the animals with BEST, the Baltimore Etsy Street Team. We’re very proud of having raised $645 so far. When we exceeded our goal of $500, Otis the Puli volunteered to march in his orange pumkin costume, so it should be a colorful and crafty group.

Comment from BanBSL
Time April 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I’m sad to hear you guys didn’t have a booth, I was looking forward to seeing Ace again this year.

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