The Gardner Domestic Violence Task Force is planning its first Annual Purple Paws Walk/Event. The event will be held on April 29th, 2023, in Gardner MA, and all funds raised by this event will go directly to support the Purple Paws Pet Foster Project. This pet fostering project was created to help support victims of domestic violence by assisting them and their pets, who would otherwise be left behind when the victim decides to leave their abuser. In many cases pets are the reason victims delay leaving their abusers, keeping themselves in often dangerous situations. Pets are like a family member, and it's difficult to leave them behind. The Purple Paws Pet Foster Project enables those looking for refuge to leave and know their pets are safe. Voices of Truth has taken on this project as a 501c3 organization who services victims and survivors through support groups and referrals.
We are asking vendors to donate a $50 value basket or prize in place of a registration fee. Please bring your own tables and chairs. Set up will begin at 8am.
Schedule of Events:
9-10 am-Walk Day of Registration, check in, vendors and resources, Raffles
10-11 am-Purple Paw Walk
11-12 pm-K-9, Blood Hounds, Service Dog demonstrations, Pet Costume Contest Registration
12-1 pm-Pet Costume Parade, Winners announced
1-1:30 pm-Raffle winners announced