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Cops And Slobbers 2013

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

These four legged friends took City Park by storm.

It's all part of the Walk Your Paws event.

The mission , to help curb overpopulation and give homeless animals a good home.

"It's become a staple really of the shelter to have the walk the first Saturday every year and it raises between 30-40-thousand dollars for us. So it's a phenomenal way for us to cover our cost in treating animals and caring for them everyday," says Humane Society of Parkersburg Executive Director, Maryann Hollis.

This year's theme is Cops and Slobbers.

Members of the humane society honored local law enforcement for their efforts.

Wood County Chief Deputy, Shawn Graham, is thrilled to be making a difference for pets waiting for their forever homes.

"We like the humane society because you know anytime you can save a dog's life by going in and adopting them, you have appreciative pet for life. So, we're very much supporters," added Chief Deputy Graham.

The dogs were decked out in black and white pinstriped uniforms, orange suits and even as police officers.

It's just so much fun and it helps the humane society by raising money for them and gets homes for the shelter dogs," replied Amber Delong.

"And also it makes dogs have a wonderful life and family," Andre Dennison said.

"We enjoy coming out supporting the humane society. It's a great day out, the dogs enjoy coming out seeing each other, they enjoy getting dressed up and putting on a show for everybody," says Mark Pugh.

The Cops and Slobbers theme has Chief Deputy Graham looking forward to be a part of the Walk for Paws for many years to come.

"It's actually the first year I done the walk but it's something we're going to do for now on whether it's a police theme or not. My daughter enjoys raising money for the humane society and it's just a good cause," added Chief Deputy Graham.

The Humane Society of Parkersburg raised over $30,000 at this year's Walk for Paws.

They're still accepting donations for the shelter.

For more information on giving back to the humane society, please visit www.hsop.org.


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