Animal Walk with Animal Blessing and Costume Contest to Benefit Homeless Animals in Warwick


Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will welcome its 14e Annual Pet Walk with Animal Blessing and Costume Contest on Saturday October 2, 2021 at Warwick City Park Beach, Asylum Avenue, Warwick, RI from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. All proceeds will be donated to homeless cats and dogs awaiting adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

A $ 15 donation for each animal includes an individual blessing from Deacon John Baker of Saints Rose and Clements Ward and a colorful pet bandana. Enjoy a scenic 2.75 mile walk around Warwick Municipal Park with your dog. A shorter walk is also available. All retained animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed to walk.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Dog Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. Individual blessings will continue to be performed until noon by Deacon Baker.

Water for the animals and dog waste bags will be provided.

Adoptable dogs from the Warwick Animal Shelter will be on hand to meet, greet and start the dog walk. This is probably the most fun day for our shelter dogs as they wait for their forever home as they spend the whole day at the park!

Stay for a costumed dog competition judged with prizes at 12:30 p.m.

All animals must wear a collar and an identification tag. Proof of rabies vaccination is required along with an up-to-date rabies tag or veterinary rabies certificate for each dog, cat or ferret.

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Cats, ferrets, rats, birds, etc. must be in an appropriate and secure transport cage or properly harnessed and kept on a leash. Retractable or Flexi leashes are not allowed – please use a flat leash (ie 6 “).

Aggressive dogs, any dog ​​under 4 months of age or at any stage of heat will not be allowed to participate.

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