CHARLES TOWN — The Briggs Animal Adoption Center will welcome visitors for a dog-friendly moonlight walk on September 9, coupled with fun family activities. Visitors will find a photo booth, face painting, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle and a great opportunity to meet adoptable dogs.
Bark at the Moon Glow Walk attendees are invited to bring their canine friends dressed in their finest glow-in-the-dark costumes to compete for the title of Best Dressed Glow Dog. The first three winners will receive prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 7:45 p.m.
Bailey Funk, development and marketing associate for the National Humane Education Society, is looking forward to the event.
“The best part of our events is how excited everyone is about the animals! Everyone comes out to have fun, support our organization, and visit the adoptable animals that live on our campus,” Funk said.
“It’s always great to see the care people have for animals, and it’s so good for dogs and cats to have this time to socialize,” she continued. “Plus, every event is a great opportunity to connect and bond with our wonderful people who care about animals as much as we do! We always love the chance to get to know them better.”
Funk explained that there will be a boardwalk around the BAAC which will be illuminated with lanterns and lights and photo opportunities along the way. She added that the adoptable dogs will be present and walking around with the rest of the attendees.
She explained that Cindy Taylor, the animal care administrator, thought of the idea because of the mile-long trail around campus.
“It’s a beautiful walk and we wanted to share it with the community. We decided to open it to the public at night because the sky above BAAC is beautiful at night and it’s cool outside, so the walk is very relaxing,” Funk said.
“This event is for kids, families and companion dogs because seeing happy dogs with their families is what we do,” Funk added.
The Bark at the Moon Glow Walk raises awareness of adopting rather than buying pets and all proceeds will benefit animals in the care of BAAC.
“Animals are part of the family and we don’t think they should be bought. There are approximately 8,000 pets slaughtered in the United States every day,” Funk said. need us animals that have no home. or a particular pedigree. Every penny people spend on adopting an animal from us goes directly to animal medical care, such as neutering and vaccinations,” she added.
“The event is all about showing people how amazing adoptable dogs are and educating people about the importance of adoption and the process. Meeting the dogs first hand really shows people how adoption saves lives. lives,” Funk pointed out.
General admission is $5 and children are $2. Registration includes a free glow stick. In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, the Glow Walk will be rescheduled to September 16.