CAL sponsors Paws for a Cause dog walk

By Reader Staff

It’s time for you and your canine best friend to hit the trail. The Community Assistance League (CAL) sponsors its fifth annual Paws for a Cause dog walk on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Dover. Entry fee for the walk is by donation. This year there will be prizes for finding tiny hidden Dalmations along the path. There will also be a raffles and a silent auction with gift certificates and baskets of dog-related items. Each dog will receive a colorful kerchief and treats for taking part in the walk. All proceeds will benefit our local Community Cancer Services.

Appropriately, the Paws for a Cause Dog Walk will take place on the Balto Dog Loop in Dover. It is a 35-minute brisk walk through the park, over bridges, through a wooded area and back along the main entry to Dover Bay. Taking a more leisurely walk, one can enjoy reading plaques displaying information about the wildlife and scenery, including cattail, moose, osprey and Canada geese. Balto Dog Loop derives its name from a the Siberian husky sled dog who was instrumental in saving lives in Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria outbreak in 1925. There is a sign at the entrance to the walking trail dedicating it to all the loyal and courageous dogs in many of our lives. Along the walk, the dogs will have an opportunity to stop at “Watering Holes,” where walkers will see the names of the local businesses that have contributed to sponsor the hole. This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors.

If you have questions or would like to sponsor a “Watering Hole” please contact Sherry Ennis at 208-290-6004.

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