October 2020 Update

Per the Woof Trax organization, a new 10-week ‘challenge’ has started! This is a great way to get outdoors to take in some foliage & that healthy, crisp fall air plus,  it’s easy to participate. Just download the free app at WoofTrax.com. Under the CT listings, choose Gimme Shelter as the charity of your choice. Next, join the current challenge; Step Up for Pups. Then use the app whenever you are out with your dog.

Everyone is free to join. Hikers, bikers, morning joggers, and neighborhood walkers can all help. It doesn’t matter which state you live in, how many family members sign up, or if your dog is still with you. (You may join to honor the memory of a former pet.) The more participants we have the greater our earning potential. Note that Gimme Shelter is an all-volunteer organization. 100% of the proceeds we receive from this endeavor go to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund. 

The days of in-person fundraising events are currently on hold, which greatly impacts our collective presence. To directly donate to the Animal Shelter Gift Fund, make your check out to; Town of Hamden – Animal Shelter Gift Fund, and mail it to:

Hamden Animal Shelter Gift Fund
c/o Hamden Police Department / 2900 Dixwell Avenue / Hamden, CT 06518
~ Attention Chief John Sullivan

So, now’s your chance to walk your dog to save another. For those who entered during our first challenge, Spot-On Walking (sponsored by Spot Pet Insurance), you maintain your current level. To qualify in this specific challenge, just track 20 walks (of 1/4 mile or more) over the current 10-week period. Monetary awards and prizes for this challenge are sponsored by Camp Bow Wow®  

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