SCARF announces Parvo walk registration

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation will stage the fifth annual Walk to End Parvo, Oct. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., at VanDemark Farm, 2401 S. VanDemark Road.

The goal is to raise funds to purchase parvo and distemper immunizations for the more than 400 dogs who pass through the Shelby County Animlal Shelter each year. The secondary goal is to raise awareness of this deadly but easily preventable disease.

Advance registration can be made at The registration fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt and a dog scarf if participants register by Sept. 15. Onsite registration will begin at 9 a.m., Oct. 7.

Walkers are welcome to take their dogs along, provided they show the pets’ current vaccination records. No retractable leases will be permitted.

The Walk to End Parvo is a noncompetitive, leasurely walk. Door prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m.

Nonwalkers can contribute at the website.

For information, visit the website.

Staff report