Humane Society of El Paso’s officials announced Monday afternoon their annual K-9 Classic fundraiser will return for its 32nd year as a hybrid event.
Participants have the option to walk in-person on the morning of May 16 th at Ascarate Lake, or virtually on any trail of their choosing between, May 16th through 22nd .
“It has been over 12 years since the roofs on the outdoor kennels were first built. They have been maintained overtime with spot repairs but have continued to weather and are now in dire need of a costly replacement,” HSEP officials shared. “All registration fees, donations, and funds raised for the 32nd Annual K-9 Classic will go towards the replacement and repair of the roofs on the dog kennels and meow house.”
Organizers say the event was made possible by their presenting sponsor, Gyn Path Services Inc. who has been a dedicated supporter of HSEP for over 10 years.
“To some people it might seem odd why a healthcare practice would support an animal shelter,” shares Anita Miles, Executive Director of
GYN PATH “but when you think about it, they kind of go together. We believe no woman should die of cervical cancer and no animal should suffer. Both Cervical Cancer and unwanted litters is preventable with the right education and support.”
In addition to the fun-walk, the week-long hybrid event will feature virtual activities such as pet photo contests, a virtual pet parade, as well as daily challenges that the whole family can participate in.
“There are also swag prizes such as HESP merchandise for enthusiastic fundraisers in the community that want to help us reach our $50,000 goal,” organizers added.
Information on the K9 Classic:
- The registration fee for both virtual and in-person events is $40 and includes a registration packet with a t-shirt, medal, and pet bandana limited to the first 200 registrations.
- Group discounts available: Refer 3 friends get $15 off & $5 off per person for groups of 4+ participants
- All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be observed for the in-person walk. In-person registrants can switch to the virtual event at any point with no additional fees.
Registration and additional event information can be found on the event website: k9classic.hselpaso.org