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Oct. 14, 2010 Volume 32, No. 8

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound

Want a little exercise while helping out local shelter dogs? The Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound Program meets at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. every Saturday at the Central Missouri Humane Society at 616 Big Bear Blvd. 

Walkers are matched by walking speed with a shelter dog from the Humane Society or Columbia Second Chance. Leashes and dog treats are provided. Four-week sessions run through October. The participation fee of $10 includes a T-shirt and is a donation to the CMHS. Special group rates are available. To register, call the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 573-874-7460 or log on to Walk-ups are also welcome.

The program is a cooperative effort sponsored by the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia Second Chance, Central Missouri Humane Society and the Department of Health and Senior Services.