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Don’t miss Wag N’ Walk this weekend in Voorhees

Don’t miss Wag N’ Walk this weekend in Voorhees

If your pup is ready to stretch his or her legs and get out into the warm spring sunshine, then look no further than the Wag N’ Walk event in Voorhees.

Now in its sixth year, the event promises to be a fun time for you and your pooch.

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Man’s (or woman’s) best friend can take a loop around Connolly Park, followed by the opportunity to pursue vendor tables throughout the open space, from doggie bandanas and jewelry, to food and wares for Fido’s more evolved companions.

The Animal Orphanage of Voorhees will host the event, which will be held on April 28.

At Wag N’ Walk, guests can also meet adoptable pets from the orphanage, as well as animals from various other local non-profit rescue groups, said outreach and volunteer coordinator Angela Cimino.

Guests at the event can come and meet furry friends looking for a new home and fill out an application on-site.

“It’s a great way for us to get out there and for other rescues to showcase their animals. It’s great to work together,” Cimino said.

Dogs can also enter various contests at Wag N’ Walk.

Your pup could take home the title of best dressed, biggest dog, smallest dog, best dog trick, best dressed dog couple and even … best kisser.

Cimino said the event has brought more than 300 dog lovers from near and far to the event each year. This year, she’s hoping even more residents and friends will bring their furry companions.

Registration costs $30 the day of. You may also pre-register for $25 online at www.firstgiving.com/aowagnwalk. Anyone who pre-registers is guaranteed a goodie bag and T-shirt.

Money raised will support the orphanage’s medical fund. Kitten season is upon us, Cimino said, so the medical fund will be used to help cats receive proper care and find a new home, as well as providing them with vaccinations and spay/neutering services.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The contests begin at 11 a.m.

All animal attendees must be current on their vaccinations and retractable leashed are not allowed.

For more information on the event, visit www.theanimalorphanage.org.

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