Pets set to take over Wascana Park for Regina Humane Society event

Plenty of pets will be seen at Wascana Park today in Regina.

The Regina Humane Society is adding to their 30-year Dog Jog tradition with their first ever Pets in the Park event.

The organization announced that the change allows them to open the event up to more than just dogs by including more pets this year.

This also means the Dog Jog will be replaced with the first ever Wag ‘n’ Walk-a-thon. Registration is $25 a person or $50 for a family or group.

Along with the walk, there are many other activities happening at the park for owners and their pets.

“The Pets in the Park festival itself will have all kinds of demonstrations and displays,” said Bill Thorn of the Regina Humane Society. “We’ve got food, we’ve got a vendor area, one of our trainers will be down there doing some training demonstrations.”

The event is one of the humane society’s largest fundraisers for the year. Money pledged for the walk goes back into the services and programs both for the animals and people of Regina. People can send in their pledges by registering on their website.

And for those hoping to get microchips for their pets, today’s festival will be the perfect opportunity. But pet owners will have to get their quickly.

“We will have a $10 microchip clinic for 250 pets maximum. If people want to get their pet chipped, they can bring them down there leashed of course or if it’s a small animal in a carrier,” said Thorn. “That’s a really important thing for identifying your pet should it ever become lost so we can get it home to you before it even comes to the society.”

Pets in the Park will run from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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