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PRESS RELEASE

Contact:          JoAnn Kalenak, CAWS Secretary
Phone:          970-874-1078
Email:          CAWS@CAWSonline.org
Date:         April 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Don’t miss The CAWS Strut for the Animal Shelter

2013_Strut_photo_web_2April 1st marked a special day for Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS). The CAWS Adoption Center in Delta began it’s 3rd full year serving the community and its pets in need. “This has been a wonderful learning and growing experience for CAWS as an organization,” said JoAnn Kalenak, shelter volunteer director and CAWS board member. “But, more importantly, having a shelter has enabled us to help many, many dogs and cats to find a safe haven and, often, a new home.”

CAWS has been working with the City of Delta for the past two years and, most recently, renegotiated its contract to open the doors to pets, countywide. “The community’s volunteer and financial support has been a life-saver,” says Linda Hansen, CAWS board president. “That’s why we’re excited about this year’s CAWS Strut event … the funds raised by walkers and our business sponsors helps us to continue our work at the shelter.”

The CAWS Strut festivities will take place on May 3th at Confluence Park in Delta. The walk-a-thon will begin at noon (registration opens at 11:30am) with a walk around the lake. Afterward, CAWS will host a baraque for all walkers and prizes will be awarded for: most funds raised, best costume, best trick, and pet/human look-alike.

CAWS will also be collecting pet food donations at the starting line in Confluence Park, and at the Adoption Center (640 W4th Street) throughout the event. Donations of canned or dry dog and cat food, as well as kitty litter are greatly appreciated.

Anyone can participate in the Strut Your Mutt 5k, with or without a dog. Pledge forms and event details can be found at www.cawsonline.org, area public libraries and local public schools.

Mark your calendars for May 3rd and come out to show your support for dogs and cats at the CAWS Adoption Center. For more information, contact JoAnn Kalenak CAWS@CAWSonline.org.