Lakeview Park in Two Harbors was filled with several wagging tails and wet noses Sunday, Sept. 9, as walkers prepared for the annual Bev Bright Memorial Pet Walk.
The walk raised funds for the Lake County Humane Society, specifically for the spay and neuter program.
Related contentWith 29 registered walkers, and a few who registered on the day, the walk raised about $3,000.
"Any animal that enters our shelter and is adopted out is spayed or neutered as well as vaccinated," Lake County Humane Society President Carey Hogenson said. "We also do low-income assistance, so we’ll spay or neuter animals for people who are low-income."
The event’s name was changed to “Bev Bright Memorial Walk” when Bright, a member of the Humane Society who was always very involved with the pet walk, died in 2012.
Although it's a pet walk, Hogenson said it's rare to see pets other than dogs out on the path.
"We’ve had a couple of cats brought along in carriers in the past, but mostly dogs," Hogenson said. "We also have people who come who don’t have pets of their own, but want to raise money for the cause and enjoy the beautiful weather."
The walk was also an opportunity to raise awareness for the Humane Society and its needs. Hogenson said it's "kitten season" because the shelter has an abundance of cats in need of adoption; however, no dogs are currently in need of homes.
Those who missed the festivities, but still want to support the shelter, can contact the Lake County Humane Society at 218-834-5806. It is located at 415 20th Ave.