People, pets welcome at Walk 4 the Fix

Organizers of a pet-friendly event planned for Saturday in historic downtown Wilson are hoping for clear skies.

The Walk 4 the Fix 3K Spay and Neuter Awareness Walk originally was scheduled for April, but torrential rainfall and widespread flooding caused organizers to postpone the annual event.

“The reaction to the postponement was very favorable with lots of people who couldn’t attend before now eager to come,” said Dawn Tucker, rescue coordinator at For the Love of Dogs. “We didn’t lose any vendors and we might have actually gained a couple. I think it was for the best because the lawn at the library would have been incredibly soaked and people would have missed it because they were cleaning up their own flooding.”

The rescheduled fundraiser is quickly approaching with the walk kicking off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Registration is available at or at 8:45 a.m. on the day of the event.

In addition to food, vendors will be selling dog treats, accessories and care items while Char Reed and Tammy Poole will be doing art and Serenity Pet Massage representatives will have pet first aid demonstrations. Several rescues will have dogs available for adoption as well.

A variety of businesses and individuals have donated raffle items for the event. Attendees also can participate in contests for prizes with their pups.

“There are not too many events in Wilson where you can take your dogs, but we want this event to be a fun time with your pet while raising awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering animals,” Tucker said.

Each year the event has grown and Tucker said she’s planning for about 200 walkers. The event is one of For the Love of Dogs’ two main fundraisers with money going toward rescuing animals and providing affordable spay and neuter services during the weekly clinic.

“We are interested in protecting the animal and that ultimately…

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