Serenity Pet Shelters hosts Dog Jog

The Sylvan lake and area Serenity Pet Shelters will be hosting their second annualDog Jog to raise funds for the shelter work they do.

Willow was found and rescued by Serenity Dog Shelter.

Woof! Woof!

On August 27, 2016 Lakeshore will welcome some guests some furrier than others. This is because the Sylvan lake and area Serenity Pet Shelters will be hosting their second annualDog Jog to raise funds for the shelter work they do.

This fundraiser is an important one, according to organizer Melanie Crehan.

“The idea is that people would get pledges from their friends and relatives for the Serenity Pet Shelter Society,” she said. “They would then give them to us and it is a nice way to raise funds.”

The funds raised allow Serenity to pay for their operations, which currently do not receive any outside funding sources.

“We do a lot of work taking in dogs, helping out people that have lost their dogs, we help find people’s lost dogs,” she said. “We also do a lot of work with people who have cats. We have been in Sylvan now for six years without any funding of any kind, from any level of government.”

While Serenity does run other fundraisers, this one has a unique genesis.

“The idea was brought to us by a lady who had done the same thing in Mexico,” Crehan said. “She brought it to us last year. It was suggested to us as a fundraiser and it was great fun.”

The stakes will only be raised this year as a DJ has been added to a lineup of fun, that also includes t-shirts for the first 30 participants and multiple prizes given out in different categories.

“We hope that it will be well attended and lots of people come out to have fun,” she said. “People can bring their dogs or simply bring their pledges.”

She added that dogs should be well attended if they are brought, to avoid any unwanted skirmishes between excited pups.

This fundraiser comes after a slow summer of fundraising, which Crehan attributes to the struggles many Albertans are facing.

“It has been pretty slow, which I guess represents a downturn in the economy,” she said.

If you would like more information on the Serenity Shelter Dog Jog, you can contact Crehan at (403) 505-2925 or their Facebook page: Sylvan Lake and Area Serenity Pet Shelters Society.

Crehan added that everyone always has fun at this event.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com