Earth Pet hosts fundraiser to combat canine, human cancers
September 25, 2012
NEW — 4 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012
Earth Pet is hosting a fundraiser for the nonprofit 2 Million Dogs as the store celebrates a move to a space along Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
The event, Puppy Up!, is a 2-mile walk Saturday to raise awareness of canine cancer and discover links between canine and human cancers.
Earth Pet owner Kristina Bock decided to bring the event to Issaquah after participating in a Puppy Up! walk in Auburn last year.
“People are aware that what they eat directly affects their health,” she said in a statement. “The same is true for pets. But most people don’t realize that pet food isn’t regulated the same way that ‘human grade’ food is. While no one would intentionally feed their pet something that could make them sick, the ingredients that are listed on the bag aren’t always what you think they are.”
The event starts at noon and registration opens at 10 a.m. at Earth Pet, 1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite B-8. Participants can also register at www.2milliondogs.org, and start a donation page for friends to sponsor the walk. Call Earth Pet at 369-0208 to learn more.
In addition to the walk, Earth Pet has organized a ay of activities, including a silent auction, raffles, vendor booths, games and prizes, mini-workshops, nail trimming for dogs and more.
Guests at the event include animal communicator Polly Klein, trainers from Riverdog Canine Coaching, City Dog Magazine, specialists from Access Canine Blood Center and more.