Town and Village

Sign-ups begin for WCHS Walk for Animals on Sept. 30

BRATTLEBORO — Windham County Humane Society's (WCHS) 21st annual Walk for Animals is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 30. Humane Society organizers will be on the Brattleboro Elks Lodge front lawn to celebrate their shared passion for protecting, caring for, and finding loving homes for animals in need. They invite everyone to join them.

This yearly event is WCHS's only fall fundraiser and its largest fundraising effort of the year.

"It's a morning filled with fun and community; a 1.3 mile walk through downtown Brattleboro, games, treats, raffles, and more," according to a news release. "Dogs who would enjoy being around people and other dogs are welcome to attend the WCHS Walk with you, so long as they remain on a leash at all times (no flexi-leads, please)."

Registration for the Walk is open and pledge sheets can be downloaded at

"Help raise funds by asking your friends, family, and colleagues to support your walk with a donation," said organizers. "Every dollar raised from the Walk goes towards shelter needs; everything from pet food and medications to kennel cleaning supplies. It takes approximately $1,000 a day just to run the shelter."

Walkers who raise more than $30 are eligible for a swag bag, and those who raise more than $55 are eligible for a 2023 Walk T-shirt. There are prizes for the top three adult fundraisers and top youth fundraiser (under 16).

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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