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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Montgomery County Humane Society Paws in the Park Adds New Activities for the 2015 Event on April 26

Rockville, Maryland - The Montgomery County Humane Society, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, is gearing up for the 17th Annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Festival, one of the largest dog walks in the DC area.  As a signature event of the Montgomery County Humane Society, it raises funds to help rescue, care for and adopt out homeless animals from several overcrowded shelters in the region.

Paws in the Park will take place on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave. , Gaithersburg , MD , next to Gaithersburg High School. The fun-filled afternoon includes a 1-mile dog walk, pet contests and games, demonstrations, children’s activities, a pet-oriented market featuring dozens of vendors, food, music and more.

Several new activities are being added to this year’s event, including:
  • Dog Kisses Kissing Booth
  • Pet & Owner Look-alike Contest
  • Best Wag Contest
  • Best Dressed Dog Contest
  • Photos with Your Dog
  • New games for kids in the new Kids’ Activities Area
Advance registration is $20 for individuals or $45 for families in advance (up to 5 p.m. on April 25).  Admission at the door is $25 for individuals and $55 for families.  Dogs attend for free.

Registered attendees can also help MCHS by encouraging their friends and family to contribute through online fundraising.

To register, visit our online registration site: Register

Paws in the Park supports the Montgomery County Humane Society’s work to rescue, care for and adopt homeless animals that it pulls from overcrowded public shelters, as well a host of animal enrichment, humane education and community outreach programs to help the community care for pets and keep them in their homes and out of shelters. Programs also include medical care, spay/neuter, and other initiatives.

Website: Montgomery County Humane Society

About the Montgomery County Humane Society:

The Montgomery County Humane Society in Rockville , MD , is an independent, non-profit animal welfare organization that has provided animal welfare services for residents of Montgomery County since 1958. It operates a private rescue for cats and dogs, located at 601 S. Stonestreet Ave. in Rockville , in which homeless animals are housed, provided medical, preventive treatments, and enrichment activities, and adopted into permanent loving homes. Other
programs include post-adoption assistance, humane education for all ages and community outreach. MCHS is funded 100% with program revenues and private donations. Visit our website to learn more, or call 240-252-2555. Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day except holidays.

About the City of Gaithersburg :

Located in the heart of Montgomery County , Gaithersburg became an incorporated City in 1878.  With a population of just over 60,000, it is now one of the largest cities in Maryland .  Gaithersburg is an international center of biotechnology, and it boasts award winning schools, neighborhoods and commercial developments.  Its respect for its heritage, demonstrated by the revitalization efforts in the Olde Towne residential and commercial district, coupled with thoughtful planning for new communities, and a commitment to cultural, recreational and leisure time activities, makes Gaithersburg the ideal place to live, work, learn, and play.  For more information, please visit their website.

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