June 10, 2014
2014 Bark to the Park Success
Bark to the Park Success
The 2014 Bark to the Park event was an amazing success! |
The event boasted dog shows by K-9's In Flight, a pet photo booth available to all of the registrants and their furry friends, pet contests, delicious food and local vendors supporting the homeless pets in the Midlands.
This year's walk exceeded our goal, bringing in over $151,000, with almost 1,500 animal advocates and 115 total teams out to show their support. Participants raising $100 or more received prizes in their registration bags, as Pawmetto Lifeline's way of saying "Thanks."
The overwhelming attendance at this event shows the Midlands leaders that members of the community care a great deal about lowering the euthanasia rate and want to create a lasting solution to the homeless pet epidemic. "We would like to extend another heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, donors and participants who selflessly gave of their time and money in order to save the lives of innocent pets in our local municipal shelters that are faced with an uncertain future," said Sarah Johnson, Director of Development for Pawmetto Lifeline.
Sponsors of the event included: Wells Fargo, Mungo Homes, CCM Investments,
Russell and Jeffcoat,
Doctors Care, Wells Pets, Prissy Paws, State Credit Union, The Hobbs Group, Birddog Apparel, Dutch Square, Bayer, Custodial Choice, Tri-State Merchandising, Dog Training In Your Home, Greenlawn Landscaping, Stanley Steemer, Joe and Victoria Hollins, Wallace Construction, State Farm Agency, PetSmart, Sharp Business Solutions, Mars Pet Care, SCANA, NBSC, Pilates Studio, Chimney Hill Investments, Thomas Bryson, Schmoyer and Company, LLC, Blue Marlin Signature Catering, Trey Mathias Pressure Washing.
In-Kind Sponsors included:
EarthFare, Geiger, WXRY Columbia, Hometown Radio - Palm, Dude, Columbia Star, The State Newspaper, Free Times, TPM, Coca-Cola Company