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Howl’ween Dog Walks Planned for Hilo & Kona

October 15, 2018, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated September 21, 11:40 AM
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The Hawai‘i Island Humane Society is readying plans for its annual Howl’ween Dog Walks slated for Saturday, Oct. 20, in Hilo at Lili‘uokalani Park and Gardens and a week later on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Kona at Central Bark at the Animal Community Center. All walkers with or without dogs are invited to participate and are encouraged to raise pledges to support shelter animals. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walks get underway at 8:30 a.m.

‘Howl’ween dog walks planned for Hilo & Kona. Courtesy photo.

“Our Howl’ween Dog Walks bring tons of smiles to participants, pooches, passersby and even politicians,” said Hawai‘i Island Humane Society Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “There’s no better way to enjoy the Fall season and encourage camaraderie between pets and their owners. Seeing a great costume on a dog and their owners can’t help but make you smile!”

Event highlights include costume competitions, pet-related vendors and ono food and drink.

Become a fundraiser by raising pledges for Hawai‘i Island Humane Society to help shelter animals. Getting started is easy to do and it’s fun. Garner $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt. There’s lots of info online.

Proceeds from the Howl’ween Dog Walk benefit many of the Hawai‘i Island Humane Society’s many needs including pet supplies and free spay and neuter services to help to eliminate pet overpopulation.

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The Howl’ween Dog Walks in Hilo and Kona are sponsored by Huggo’s, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Pet Hospital—Hilo Inc., Ali‘i Veterinary Hospital, Keauhou Veterinary Hospital LLC, Kīlauea Veterinary Services, Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union and Big Island Toyota.

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Contact Whitney Sickels at (808) 329-8002 or [email protected] to become a sponsor, reserve vendor space or to donate contest prizes. Note that the deadline for sponsors to get their logo on the Howl’ween Dog Walk event T-shirt is Sept. 21.

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