The rain subsided just long enough for 315 people and nearly as many dogs to attend the Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk and Festival May 19 at the Fallbrook Town Center. The event raised over $35,000 to support the Capital Humane Society's programs for adoption, foster care, education and low-cost feline spaying and neutering.
“We are very pleased with the turnout and attendance given the weather,” said Matt Madcharo, director of fundraising for the Capital Humane Society.
Activities for pets and people included half and full-mile walks, Greater Lincoln Obedience Club demonstrations, live music by the Levi William Band, games like beanbag and water balloon tosses, bobbing for hot dogs, a human vs. dog peanut butter licking contest and mutt mutt golf. The event also included vendors and rescue groups, a bounce house and a raffle.
Bob Downey, president and CEO of the Capital Humane Society, drove a vintage Chevrolet Corvette to the event. The 1969 car was donated last summer by Mark Pieloch from his personal collection in a ceremony at DuTeau Chevrolet in Lincoln to raise funds for the Humane Society. Downey said the Humane Society will continue to sell raffle tickets at $100 each through June 30 for the Corvette, which is valued at $70,000. He anticipated a July 9 drawing.
The Corvette is on display at DuTeau Chevrolet, 7300 S. 27th St. Raffle tickets are available to purchase by check or cash at the dealership as well as at the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center, 6500 S. 70th St., and Capital Humane Society Admissions and Assessment Center, 2320 Park Blvd. For more details, see capitalhumanesociety.org or call 402-441-4488.