Third Annual Tails on the Trail Goes Virtual

Ark-Valley Humane Society is teaming up with the Salida Dog Club and Salida Parks and Recreation to host the 3rd Annual Tails on the Trail: A 5K Walk/Run for the animals. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be virtual!

“Tails on the Trail is a great way for our community to come together while supporting the life-saving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society. To help better protect our community this year, we will come together virtually!”, AVHS Outreach manager Emy Luebbering said.

You can register for Tails on the Trail at ark-valley.org anytime from now until Sunday May 17th, 2020. After registering you can participate however is best for you while practicing social distancing. All participants are encouraged to take a photo and post to their social media pages with the tags #TailsontheTrail2020 #arkvalleyhumanesociety, and AVHS will feature them on AVHS’s Facebook Page and/or Instagram.

A new option on the event webpage is to sponsor a participant. The participant who helps raise the most money for AVHS will receive a Portero Backpack donated by local company Oveja Negra.

Registration fees are $25 for adults, $10 for youth, and children 5 and under are free. You can register or sponsor a participant here: https://www.ark-valley.org/arkvalley-events/tails-on-the-trail/

About Ark-Valley Humane Society
Founded in 1991, Ark-Valley Humane Society advocates for the welfare of all animals through compassion and care. With a Live Release Rate of 98%, Ark-Valley Humane Society is dedicated to providing each animal with the care they deserve and the hope for a second chance. Over 147 companion animals were spayed or neutered in 2019 through our Chaffee County Community Assistance Spay and Neuter programs. Our vision for the future is a safe and humane world for all companion animals.

About Salida Dog Club
The inauguration of the Salida Dog Club was on April 26, 2009 at a cleanup of a locally popular park. In July 2009, the club became registered with the state as a nonprofit organization and in 2010 it gained 501c3 status. The club’s mission statement is to “promote safe, recreational and educational activities for dogs and their owners within the community and the upper Arkansas Valley.” The club is honored to team with Ark-Valley Humane Society and Salida Parks and Recreation to continue acting on our mission statement while respecting the regulations of social distancing.

About Salida Parks and Recreation
Salida’s Department of Parks and Recreation operates the City’s recreational facilities, programming as well as our many Parks, Trails and Open spaces. The Department is responsible for our historic Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Skate Park, Whitewater Park, 36 acres of parkland and miles of trails that crossect our town and lead into the mountains.

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