The 2013 Walk for the Animals

A few weeks ago, we volunteered at the 2013 Walk for the Animals benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham. We look forward to this event every spring. There is always a ton to do! And if you are an animal lover (which we are), there really is no better place to be.

“What?! You weren’t at the walk?!” It’s ok, the Alycat photographers were all over it!

This year’s event was back at Duke’s East Campus. We kicked things off around 9 am under blue skies, setting up our booth and taking photos of the dogs, their families, and the venders.

Linus and Lucy made an appearance at the walk again this year. It’s always exciting to see familiar faces at the walk!

This kitty was leash trained and spent the morning either walking around greeting people or lounging on the table.

Just look at how happy this pup is!

Belly rubs!!

There were a lot of great activities for every member of the family! Kids could get their face painted and jump around in the bouncy house.

And the 2013 walk is officially under way!

This pretty little lady was so happy. Do you think she misses that eye? Nope. A rescued life is a good life!

This guy is a fan favorite! Every year he shows up with his cowboy in tow.

This poor pup lost his front leg. Luckily, he landed in a great rescue that helped him get a new prosthetic leg. And while he was very eager to participate in the walk, it was a little bit too far for him to go on his own. So he hitched a ride.

Unfortunately, we got about half way through the walk when the rain moved in. But that didn’t stop some determined pups from reaching the finish line!

While the rain ended up cutting the event short, it still was a successful day! Everyone who attended had a blast, and lots of money was raised for a very worthy organization and the thousands of animals it’s support.

After all, this is what it is all about. By supporting the APS of Durham, we are helping to ensure that all the abused, sick and unwanted animals that come through their doors each year are given the love and care they deserve as well as the opportunity to find their forever homes.

Yes, it’s puppy love! Check out all the great things that the Animal Protection Society of Durham is doing by visiting their website at: www.apsofdurham.org. We are so proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Next time you are looking to expand your family, we ask you to please visit your local shelter (Cecelia, our rescued dog, highly recommends the APS of Durham if you are in the area) and to choose to adopt! The best breed is a rescue!

If you were at the walk and are interested in purchasing any of our photos, please visit our gallery page. All proceeds from the sale of the photos goes directly back to help the APS of Durham support the more than 7,000 animals that call the shelter home each year. While there, be sure to check out the 2012 gallery as well!

This post and our continued work with the APS of Durham is dedicated to our 4 rescued “children”: Cecelia, Shelby, Desmond and Penny.

 

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