Saving 2,041 Lives, One Dog Walker at A Time

Dog Walk and Woofstock 2019 flyer. Source: Tara Lynn, SPCA of Wake County
Dog Walk and Woofstock 2019 flyer. Source: Tara Lynn, SPCA of Wake County

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County invites animal lovers in the Triangle and across North Carolina to saves lives through its annual Dog Walk and Woofstock event.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signature event, which will take place Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina.

Each year, nearly 2,500 people and 1,000 dogs attend the event. The goal of the Dog Walk is to raise $245,000 to provide medical care, spay/neuter services, shelter, food and love to the more than 3,600 animals the SPCA of Wake County rescues or rehomes each year.

It takes $120 to save the life of an animal at the SPCA of Wake County. These are animals who do not require extra medical or behavioral care; healthy animals who are dying every day in area shelters. These are lives that can be saved when people register for the walk and ask their friends and family to make a donation toward their efforts.

“If 2,000 people registered for the walk and each raised $120 or more, the SPCA of Wake County could reach its goal of saving 2,041 homeless pets through this year’s event alone,” explains Media Manager, Tara Lynn.

“That means we can give a second chance to animals who simply didn’t have the time or space available in a municipal shelter, in addition to the animals we care for regularly that do need extensive care,” Lynn added.

People can join by registering for the walk online at Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 14 to eight). Kids seven years old and younger are free (but can register as a youth participant if they would like an event t-shirt).

The SPCA Dog Walk and Woofstock will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9am-1pm. Participants may enjoy vendor booths, food trucks, music and more. There will be a rally at the stage emceed by Two Men and a Mom of Mix 101.5, this year’s presenting media sponsor. Then pets and their people will join together to walk around Symphony Lake at 11am.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,500 animals through its innovative adoption programs. The mission of the SPCA is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. See more at or Follow their Facebook page.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $3 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).


Source: Tara Lynn, SPCA of Wake County

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