The first annual Tail-Waggers Strut recently took place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to help raise money for the Crossings Animal Sanctuary, reports BucksLocalNews.com
The event drew over 500 dogs and their owners with doggie massages, balloon twisting, face painting, several vendors and included a four mile walk to raise money for the new shelter.
"We couldn't have asked for better weather. We have more than 500 walkers. And everyone is having a wonderful time," Yvonne Neiman, president of Crossings Animal Sanctuary, told the news source.
Neiman said they would be taking the no-kill approach when it comes to housing the animals, meaning any homeless animal that enters the shelter would not be put down.
Neiman's goal is to raise close to $2 million to buy the land and build the facilities needed. She projects it may take five to seven years to complete the project.
Six to eight millions dogs and cats are cared for in shelters every year, according to the Humane Society. If looking to add a pet to the family, contact a local shelter. There are countless animals up for adoption that need a new home.