Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Riverside Humane Society walk draws over 1000 people -- and pets

More than 1,000 people and their pets came out in support of the Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center's 17th annual Walk With The Animals at Riverside's Fairmount Park on Saturday.
That was 200 more than last year, society officials said in a news release.
The event raised more than $30,000 and more money is expected to be coming in, Executive Director Denise Perry said by phone.

The Riverside Humane Society board approved Perry as director at their March 18 meeting, she said.
The money will help the nonprofit "continue to find our animals 'forever' homes," Perry said.
Funds were raised through registration fees, walker sponsors, "paws" sold at various vendors to promote the walk and events at the walk.
The top service organization team was Blindness Support Services Inc. of Riverside, which will be recognized with a commemorative plaque in the Pet Adoption Center at 6165 Industrial Ave.
Among the schools, Ramona Elementary School of Moreno Valley collected the most pledge money.
Ileana Liel, of Riverside, won an art quilt featuring sea turtles in a raffle. The quilt was crafted and donated by Tim Tourtellott.
The event featured a two-mile pledge walk around Lake Evans, Muttley Crew K-9 Entertainment and a search dog demonstration by the Riverside Fire Department, which also brought its month-old rescue unit.
The Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center is a non-profit charitable organization.
It accepts owner turn-ins of cats and dogs and transfers from area animal control shelters.
Visit for more information and to see animals available for adoption.

The Press-Enterprise
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