23rd Annual Tailwagger’s Trot
We Hope You Did Not Miss the Chance to Trot!
This year’s Tailwagger’s Trot was a fantastic day of food, fun, entertainment, and of course furry friends! The day began at Clipper Stadium where trotters gathered to begin the 1.5 mile trot to Buchanan Park. The trot was lead by the Queen of the Trot, Violet, and her mom.
As trotters entered Buchanan Park, they quickly realized that the fun was already in full-swing! There were approximately 70 vendors, disbursed throughout the park. There were vendors selling a wide variety of pet products- anything from hand-made puppy sweaters, to collars, to pet photography! In addition, mouth watering smells permeated the air. Food vendors offered funnel cake, hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs, and even wraps!
The entertainment consisted of bands, a dance troupe, and theatrical productions courtesy of Prima Theatre! Our canine guests mingled in the dog park, sunned themselves at the doggie beach , tried their paws at an agility course, or just had a good time walking around and making new friends!
We had a few new attractions this year at the Trot. There was the sports tent for the avid sports fan. The kids corner where children could participate in activities and win prizes! In addition, there was also an HLLC retail table, piled high with dog toys, cat toys, magnets, bumpers stickers and much more!
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!
A Recap of the Trot in 2012
Top Trotters from 2012!
1. Sue Kirchner
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
Meet The Queen of the Trot: Violet
My mom is a volunteer photographer for the HLLC and was asked to take photos of a German Shepherd at the Vet Clinic who had been recuperating and living there for the last 3 months after being seized in a cruelty investigation. A horse stepped on my foot and my old owner had ignored it. Half of it had been completely crushed and without treatment things got so ugly, the neighbors turned him in to authorities. I was seized and taken to the HLLC where the vet did surgery to remove a toe. I went into foster care and ended up having more surgeries at the Humane League to remove infected bone shards and yet another toe. It took me quite some time to heal but I’m doing well now minus two toes. My mom Melody tells me that they fell in immediate love with me and adopted me. I have a great life now and am so happy with my “Forever Family”.
I could go on and on, but I want to remind you that many of my friends are still waiting for a loving home, and they need your help. With your support we can accomplish great things, which is why I am urging you to walk in the 23rd annual Tailwagger’s Trot.
Trot Photo Gallery, 2011
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!
Special Thanks to Our 2012 Sponsors
| Oscar’s Pet Resort
|Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory
| Kreider Farms
|Neffsville Veterinary Clinic
|Humane League of Lancaster County Board of Directors|
|101 The Rose
|Central Penn Pet Digest