So, this December, we have decided to bring a little Christmas cheer to the furry ones at Gentle Paws.
Instead of our usual furry day, we will be holding a one-off event called the Walk-a-Paw.
This is the Gentle Paws take on the traditional walk-a-jog. It involves walking our dogs from the flag off point at the shelter all the way to the Lorong Halus Wetland Park. I have tested the route myself with a happy Dribble in tow. The distance from end to end is a very suitable one of 1.6km.
In case you haven't been there, the Lorong Halus Wetland Park is a nature reserve that provides some extremely gorgeous views. The greenery, the waterway and the calming atmosphere of the whole place provides the perfect backdrop for a quiet walk with a furkid by your side.
The walk from the shelter to the park itself will also be closely supervised. Our regular volunteers will be littered along the whole stretch of the route to provide ready assistance. There will also be a water point somewhere along the half way mark. We will also have two vans patrolling the route in case of any emergencies.
The pink line marks out the Walk-a-Paw route
We will be setting up camp at the Park itself, where participants can loll around with the dogs, embark on an exploration of the park, browse through our makeshift stall or participate in photo-taking.
To raise some funds for our year end vaccination and to tackle the medical bills brought about by the recent onslaught of tick fever, we have decided to offer goody bags in exchange for a registration fee of $25 for the event.
The goody bag will consist of a Walk-a-Paw event t-shirt designed by our whizkid Andrew, a handful of Gentle Paws badges as well as dog treats, human snacks and drinks.
Buy our t-shirt, join the event!
And not forgetting, some badges to go along...
The Gentle Paws Walk-a-Paw would be held on the 17th of December and the event details are as follows...
A change of scenery, a good satisfying walk and a new human friend will be our gift to the furkids this upcoming December. Do you want to join us in bringing some Christmas joy to our shelter dogs? There are 35 places up for grabs!
Do remember however, that this time round, along with a goody bag each, there is a registration fee of $25. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a Walk-A-Paw registration form if you are interested in hopping onboard. All proceeds will go towards the welfare of our dogs. The usual shelter policy applies - our participants are to be 18 years and above.
Registration will close on 28 November 2011.
Rest assured that in the months ahead, furry day will be resumed. A special season such as Christmas calls for something a little different. We have no idea how the response for this event would be like. We are crossing our fingers that just like furry days of past, the Gentle Paws Walk-a-Paw will receive the support that it needs.
We look forward to hearing from you!