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Out & About: Action for Animals boosters enjoy a walk in the park

Shirley McMarlin
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Action For Animals Humane Society adoptee, Flynn, and her owner, Kari Danser of Penn Township, attended the society’s Walk for the Animals, on May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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(From left) Sonya and Alexis Connors of Hempfield walk with their golden Yorkie, Kobee, during Action For Animals Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals, held May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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Representing Action For Animals Humane Society at the annual Walk for the Animals, May 19 at Twin Lakes Park, were (from left) shelter manager LuAnn Hutcheson, front desk associate Nicole Peltz, assistant manager Pam Reese and board president Rita Whiteman.
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Judi Danser (right) of Penn Township holds her French bulldog/Pomeranian/pit bull mix, Belle, at the Action For Animals Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals, held May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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Smudge, a domestic short-haired cat, and her owner, Dawn Strosko of Hunker, waiting for the pet blessing at Action For Animals Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals, held May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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(From left) Action For Animals Humane Society administrative coordinator and event organizer Angie Reeping and AFA board vice president Lisa Corcoran at the society’s Walk for the Animals, May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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Deb Huchinson of Ligonier relaxes with her dogs (from left), a Collie named Laddie, a Sheltie/Corgi named Smeagol and a Sheltie named Frodo, during Action For Animals Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals on May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.
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Heidi Smartnick of Greensburg and her rescue Labrador, Liberty, participate in the costume contest during Action For Animals Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals, May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.

A brief afternoon downpour couldn’t dampen spirits at Action for Animals Humane Society’s annual Walk for the Animals, on May 19 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity.

Participants came on two feet and four to enjoy a walk around the lakes, a pet blessing, food and vendor sales, basket raffles, prizes, “Goofy Games” and contests, including a pet costume contest.

For more than 30 years, the Derry Township no-kill shelter has provided care for abused, abandoned and stray dogs and cats in a facility that includes a cageless open-air cattery, a dog park and walking paths, private visitation rooms and covered outdoor play areas.

Among other services are a low cost spay/neuter program and free board for animals of domestic violence victims.

Among those welcoming pets and owners to a fun day in the park were shelter manager LuAnn Hutcheson, assistant manager Pam Reese and board president Rita Whiteman.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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