The Humane Society of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105) has found the face of the 2010 Walk & Wag, a dog walk and family fun day. Harley, a nine-year-old beagle, is the winner of the Celebrity Spokesdog Contest. The Walk & Wag is HSHV’s biggest fundraiser and will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the County Farm Park in Ann Arbor.
Harley was seized by HSHV Cruelty and Rescue Staff along with four other beagles when they were abandoned. Harley was the oldest of the group at 9 years old. He sat at HSHV for over 2 months while the other beagles that came in with him found caring homes.
Then, one day last July, Grace Wu and Ted Ressler came to HSHV to look at adopting a cat. The rest they say is history. Harley now lives with his guardians, Grace and Ted, and his beagle sister, Helen.
“It was a connection at first sight,” said Grace. “He looked up at us and started doing his famous Harley shuffle. He came home with us the very next day. If we were to describe him in one word, it would be LOVE. He is just a bundle of joy. He’s gentle, affectionate, sensitive, sweet, and just happy to be around us. His resiliency is truly amazing.”
The Walk & Wag is the largest annual fundraiser for HSHV, featuring lunch by Busch’s, doggie games and contests, prizes, and many more family-friendly activities. Ann Arbor’s 107one’s morning host, Martin Bandyke will be the emcee for the day, and of course Harley the 2010 Celebrity Spokesdog will be there to greet his fans.
Event participants collect donations and come to the County Farm Park (with or without your dog!) and have fun supporting a worthy cause. To register for the Walk & Wag, please visit the Humane Society of Huron Valley web site or call (734) 661-3525.
Net proceeds from the Walk & Wag benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley, the only humane society serving all of Washtenaw County, Plymouth and Canton
The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving all of Washtenaw County, Canton and Plymouth, and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community. For more information, please call (734) 662-5585 or visit the the Humane Society of Huron Valley web site.