11 September 2019

Helping Animals at the 30th Annual Pet Walk

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SISTER STATION, FOX PROVIDENCE

AT 7:30 P.M. WILL: WE ARE HELPING RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMALS IN OUR AREA WITH A 30TH ANNUAL PET WALK. CHAD NELSON IS HERE WITH SAMMY. SAMMY IS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD. HE IS A PITBULL MIX. HE WOULD DO WELL IN JUST ABOUT ANY HOME. HE IS GOOD WITH PEOPLE, LOVES TO SNUGGLE, REALLY GOOD ON WALKS, LIKES TO CHEW ON HIS LEASH A LITTLE BIT WHICH IS FUN FOR HIM. NOT SO FUN FOR ME. HE IS A REALLY GOOD PUP/ JUST -- PUP. JUST A REALLY LOVABLE GUY. WILL: IF YOU'RE ABLE TO HANDLE SAMMY, HE'S A GREAT DOG. HE IS MISSING AN EYE. IT WAS REMOVED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. HE WAS BLIND IN HIS LEFT EYE AND HE WAS DEGENERATING. WE REMOVED IT AND IT DID NOT AFFECT HIM ONE BIT. STILL AS HAPPY AS EVER. WILL: YOU ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ANNUAL PET WALK. ON SEPTEMBER 21,

IT IS OUR 30TH ANNUAL PET WALK. IT'S A GREAT EVENT. WE HAVE FOLKS COME OUT TO ROGER WILLIAMS PARK TO PARTICIPATE IN A MILE WALK. THEY RAISE FUNDS FOR THE WALK. WE HAVE A DOG COSTUME CONTEST WHICH IS REALLY FUNNY. TONS OF VENDORS. A LOT OF SPONSORS. WE'RE HOPING FOR A GOOD TURNOUT. WILL: WE HAVE SOME PICTURES OF SOME OF THE DOGS IN THEIR COSTUMES. THIS HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL EVENT. YEAH, IT'S OUR 30TH ONE SO WE HAVE TO BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. IT IS GOOD FOR KIDS. FOOD. DOG VENDORS SELLING THEIR WARES. JUST A CHANCE FOR FOLKS FROM THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE OUR SUCCESS. WILL: IT'S AN INCREDIBLE PLACE FOR -- BUT IT REQUIRES A LOT

OF MONEY. IT REALLY DOES. I LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE THEY COST ABOUT $1 MILLION A YEAR TO RUN AN ANIMAL SHELTER THAT SIZE. AS MUCH AS WE CAN RAISE TO SUPPORT THAT MISSION, PET WALK IS A HUGE PIECE OF THAT. WILL: OUR OWN PRODUCER EMILY WENT TO VISIT YESTERDAY. IT WILL BE ONLINE TALKING ABOUT THIS. WE THOUGHT SHE WOULD COME ON WITH A BUNCH OF CATS OR DOGS BECAUSE HE LOVES ALL OF IT. I'M NOT CONVINCED SHE IS NOT GOING TO. I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. WILL: IF SOMEONE WAS TO PARTICIPATE, THEY HAVE ANIMALS THEY LOVE, HOW CAN THEY BE A PART OF IT? VISIT OUR WEBSITE. YOU CAN FIND ON OUR EVENT PAG THE REGISTRATION LINK. IT IS VERY EASY TO GO ON A REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AND ALSO TO FUND RAISE AND HAVE PEOPLE SUPPORT YOUR WALK. WILL: IF THEY ARE WATCHING TODAY

AND INTERESTED IN MAYBE GETTING A CAT OR A DOG, HOW CAN THEY GO ABOUT DOING THAT? WE LIKE TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE. HAVING PEOPLE AT THE SHELTER. WILL: WE HAVE TO GET YOU A LITTLE FACE TIME. WE HAVE GOT TO GET YOU A HOME. PEOPLE JUST COMING INTO THE SHELTER DON'T HAVE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, DON'T HAVE TO ASK. WE DO SAME-DAY ADOPTIONS. WE LIKE TO MAKE IT EASY. THE APPLICATION PROCESS REALLY ISN'T AN APPLICATION AT ALL, IT'S A CONVERSATION WITH THE DOCTORS -- ADOPTERS. THE LEASH IS DONE FOR. WILL: WE MAY HAVE AN ESCAPE. THAT WAS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST THING FOR YOU TO DO. WE ARE TRYING TO GET YOU INTO A HOME. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE