Wascana Park will be buzzing with activity Sunday as hundreds of pet owners gather for the 26th annual Dog Jog to raise money for the Regina Humane Society.
Bill Thorn is the Regina Humane Society’s director of marketing and public relations. He says it’s incredible this event has such a strong following.
“It’s hard to believe that the Dog Jog has been going for so many years,” said Thorn. “We’re absolutely thrilled that every year it seems to grow a little bit more and we get more people coming down with — or even without — their pets, if they don’t have one. We’re really looking forward to our best one ever.”
Thorn says it costs a lot of money to keep the animals in the shelter and he says “every penny counts.”
He adds there are more than 4,000 animals per year that pass through the shelter’s doors.
Thorn says the Regina Humane Society is an open-admission shelter, which means no animals are turned away.
The 26th annual Dog Jog kicks off at 12 p.m. and runs until 3 p.m. on Sunday at Wascana Park.