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24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot

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Thank You For a Won­der­ful 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot

We would like to thank every­one who made the Tailwagger’s Trot a huge suc­cess! The weather was fan­tas­tic for the one mile Trot around Buchanan Park, but that was just the start to an amaz­ing day! At noon the days fes­tiv­i­ties began! This included a wide range of crafts peo­ple, ven­dors, and ani­mal res­cue groups: Heav­enly Talks with Cyn­thia, Oscars Pet Resort, Krei­der Farms, Cocker Spaniel Adop­tion Cen­ter, K-9 and Friends Bak­ery, Joys Salty Dog Saloon, Lan­caster County Cat Res­cue, Ruff Ruff Reuse, Classy Glass Shop, Buster’s Bis­cuit Pantry, United Against Puppy Mills, Wil­low Street Pic­tures, United Dis­abil­i­ties Services/Service Dogs, Lori Luck­en­baugh pet prod­ucts, Taste­fully Sim­ple, ItWorks, Rais­ing Aid for Dogs at Risk, Thirty-One Gifts, For Every Home, Dog­gies for Dia­betes, and Bom Bed­ers were just a few!

After the Trot many of our trot­ters found them­selves tempted by the deli­cious smells of french fries, fun­nel cakes, ham­burg­ers and more! There were smiles and lots of antic­i­pa­tion as hun­gry trot­ters waited in line for the food ven­dors, which included Snack Attack Vend­ing, J.R.‘s Brisket, Naters Taters, Urban Olive, Gram­mies Kitchen, Showal­ter Con­ces­sions (Dutch County Concessions)!

We are work­ing hard to make sure all of the funds raised at the Tailwagger’s Trot are being processed quickly and cor­rectly. As soon as all the dona­tions are processed we will post the 2013 Top Trot­ters, Top Packs, and the total amount raised! Remem­ber all pro­ceeds go to the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund! Also, don’t for­get to scroll down the page and view our 2013 Trot Sponsors!

Meet Choxie, the Queen of the Trot

Hi! My name is Choxie and I am so excited and hon­ored to rep­re­sent the Humane League of Lan­caster County as the queen of the 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot! Besides being a ridicu­lously adorable (and hum­ble) lit­tle Doxie, I am also a for­mer res­i­dent of the Humane League. I was able to find a lov­ing for­ever home and it’s all because of the sup­port of gen­er­ous ani­mal lovers, like you!

I may be the queen now, but life hasn’t always given me the royal treat­ment. I was born in one of those places where vis­i­tors aren’t allowed and then I was shipped away to a ken­nel to be sold. My cute­ness worked like a charm though and a very nice lady soon brought me home. But after just a few short days, a fam­ily mem­ber fell ill. With a heavy heart and a face full of tears, the nice lady brought me to the Humane League. I wasn’t sad for too long because I met my for­ever fam­ily the next day. It was love at first sight for all of us. My life seemed pretty per­fect, but before my sec­ond birth­day, my past caught up with me. Because of my poor breed­ing, I devel­oped a very rare blad­der stone. I had to endure surgery, a long recov­ery and many trips to the vet but it’s now been almost a year since my surgery, and I finally have a clean bill of health! My par­ents will always have to work to keep me healthy, but they tell me I’m worth it. I am so happy that the Humane League was not only there for my first owner when she needed place to turn, but they also helped me find a for­ever fam­ily who treats me like the queen I am.

Behind every shel­ter animal’s cute and cud­dly face, there’s a story. By sup­port­ing the 24th Annual Tail Wagger’s Trot, you have the abil­ity to turn that story into a happy ending.

A Recap of the Trot in 2012

A spe­cial thank you to every­one who trot­ted, vol­un­teered, or spon­sored this event. All pro­ceeds from the Tailwagger’s Trot go to the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund.  Each year the Humane League receives hun­dreds of home­less ani­mals who are in des­per­ate need of med­ical atten­tion and care. The Ani­mal Res­cue Fund allows the Humane League to meet the needs of these ani­mals. Thank you for your support!

A very spe­cial thank you to every­one who par­tic­i­pated in this year’s Tailwagger’s Trot. This year we raised $81,000 for the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

Top Trot­ters from 2012!

  1. Sue Kirch­ner — $2576
  2. Sheryl Whet­stone — $1760
  3. Bar­bara & Vern Wright — $1090

Top Packs from 2012!

  1. Heroes for Harold — $3715
  2. DogSports — $3653.37
  3. The Muddy Paws Gang — $3357

What is the Tailwagger’s Trot?

The Tailwagger’s Trot is our biggest fundrais­ing event of the year! Peo­ple from all over get pledges from their fam­ily, friends, neigh­bors, etc. and come together to trot for our community’s home­less ani­mals. Most peo­ple trot with their dogs, but we have also had peo­ple trot with their cats in strollers, their pet rat in a cozy car­rier, or their fer­ret rid­ing on their shoul­der. Last year, we even had some­one trot with their pet goat! The Trot starts at Clip­per Sta­dium and ends at Buchanan Park, where there will be family-friendly fun, enter­tain­ment, food ven­dors, and arts & crafts!

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