Buckley event will aid animals

A dog walk to benefit The Humane Society and raise awareness of the growing animal population will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Buckley Log Show Grounds.

Eleven-year-old Buckley resident Chloe Mitchell has taken on the responsibility of organizing the event.

“I just want people to know that there are dogs, cats and other animals out there that need our help,” she said. “Small donations and especially adoption can really help their cause.”

When it comes to donating to the cause, Mitchell doesn’t just talk the talk, she also walks the walk.

“It took me awhile through doing chores for people and saving up my allowance, but about a month ago I contributed $170 to the Humane Society,” she said, adding that even $5 goes a long way toward assisting struggling animals.

Mitchell said those who want to donate, but cannot participate in Saturday’s walk, can call Helen Hickman at 253-284-5802 or mail donations to the Tacoma/Pierce County Human Society, 2608 South Center St., Tacoma, 98409.

There will be activities and classes Saturday on the log show grounds.

A “Doggie Fashion Show” will open the festivities, followed by a Plateau veterinarian lending his expertise during a question-and-answer session. A pet obedience trainer will offer  a brief seminar regarding pet discipline.

Bottled water and chips will be handed out to participating dog walkers and prizes will be awarded for the fashion show’s best dressed pets. Also acknowledged will be those who generate the most in pledges.