Dogs have a field day at Harrison Hills Park during Animal Protectors fundraiser
Saturday’s play date at Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights, Harrison was for the four-legged member of the family.
Nearly 50 dogs turned out with their owners for the 10th annual Tails on Trails Dog Walk benefiting Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, a no-kill shelter in New Kensington.
The annual event raises about $15,000 for the shelter.
“We definitely need to have these fundraisers to keep going and keep the lights on,” said Jeanne Lessig, fundraising coordinator for Animal Protectors.
All the money raised Saturday, except from the 50-50 raffle, goes to daily expenses. The raffle benefits for the shelter’s capital campaign, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Savannah McAfee, of Plum, saw the event advertised on social media. She decided the dog walk was the perfect outing for Ethel, her 1-year-old “bullgle,” which is a beagle, bulldog, pug mix.
“She likes getting out and seeing people and dogs,” McAfee said. “But she definitely likes people more than dogs.”
Nicole C. Brambila is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Nicole at 724-226-7704, [email protected] or via Twitter .