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Humane Society hosting 'Dash & Splash' fundraiser on Sunday

It will take place at Kiwanis Park
swimming pool
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The Dash & Splash is set to kick off its inaugural event in support of animals in Kitchener Waterloo. The Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society (KWHS) is combining their previous Wiggle Waggle Walk and Surf Dogs events into one, to support animals in need on September 8 at Kiwanis Park.

"We are hoping that the community will spend the day with us and help support homeless, abandoned and abused animals in our community," stated Nick Burke, senior manager of development, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth. "Events like the Dash & Splash are vital to ensuring we can continue our work and ensure that animals have the support they need."

In 2018, the Humane Society helped over 2,000 animals between their Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth locations. As of the end of July, they were already seeing an increase to this number. Signature events such as the Dash & Splash help to ensure that the animals can be properly cared for, receive the medical treatment they need, and thankfully, find the forever homes they deserve.

The Dash & Splash will feature a walk starting at 11 a.m. and a dog swim from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can register for one event or both, and those doing both will have exclusive access to the swim from 12 to 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to sign-up with family and friends, or join in the fun with their dog.

The first 70 walkers to raise $100 will receive a free swag bag filled with treats and goodies, and the top three fundraisers can choose from two tickets to the St. Jacobs Playhouse, an indoor doghouse with gift basket, and more. 

For more information or to register for the Dash & Splash event, please visit


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