Pet Day Today-Old Town Animal Orphanage Pet Run Walk Event Coming Soon

Today we celebrate National Pet Day. It’s your best friend’s day. I hope you spend some quality time with them and make their day even more special. But seriously, isn’t everyday Pet Day? It’s in most homes.

Here’s a great local way to mark the day.

The Animal Orphanage, a no-kill animal shelter in Old Town, is hosting a Pet Run/Walk event.

The live event will take place on Sunday, April 24. Registration takes place at the Old Town/Orono YMCA at 9am and the race will start at 10:30am that day.

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Scott Miller/Townsquare Media Bangor

There will be prizes for Best Pet Costume, Best Participant Costume, and Best Family Costume. We hope you bring your whole family, including your pets! All pets must be kept on a leash.

Here’s how important this fundraiser is to the shelter. Lisa Liberatore, media contact for the Animal Orphanage, says:

The past two years have been difficult for everyone, but as a small, non-profit shelter, the impact of the pandemic has been significant. Our beloved refuge relies heavily on voluntary donations and generosity from the public. We haven’t been able to run this race since 2019, so we’re looking forward to connecting with our community support system in a safe and fun way.

The registration fee for the Sunday April 24 event is $20 for individual walkers or runners and $30 per family of 2-5 registrants.

A salute to this day. And a salute to today, National Pet Day.

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