Dog walkers were out in full force Sunday at Moore’s Meadow Park.
The second annual ‘Tails & Trails’ event put on by the Prince George Humane raised awareness for animals in need of medical care. Executive Director, Angela McLaren, says she’s overwhelmed by the community support. “We’ve exceeded our goal of $8,000.”
The money raised from the event not only saves the lives of animals, but also gives people the opportunity to learn about the advantages. “We have the humane education portion of the organization that we’re trying to expand and do more work for, so a large majority of this money too will be used towards expanding those programs and schools for other communities that require humane education.”
With greater education comes even more advancements to speed up treatment. Kelsey Macneil is fostering a Shepherd mix dog named Griffin. Although he’s only one and a half years old, he may not have lived much longer. “He didn’t have any fur on his entire body, his skin would crack open and bleed when he moved and it was horrendous,” she said. “His owners decided to treat him, but just in the last couple of months they’ve decided that the treatment was too much for them and they surrendered him to the humane society.”
Thanks to the treatment at the Prince George Humane Society, Griffin is now making a speedy recovery in hopes of getting adopted. “He was really in need and he’s going to have a second chance at life basically because they were able to take him in,” Macneil said.
Last year’s ‘Tails & Trails’ event raised more than $8,000. All proceeds from the event will stay in Prince George to help animals in need.