The MSPCA 2011 Walk for Animals is not only for dogs, but also Cape animal lovers to come together as a community and support an organization that protects and helps animals.
On Sunday, Sept. 11 the is hosting the Walk for Animals at Aselton Park in Hyannis from 11 am to 2 pm.
Whether she is walking or carrying her beloved Dachshunds, Phoebe Mossey will be participating in the Walk for Animals.
Mossey, who started walking in 1997, has rescued several Dachshunds from the MSPCA shelter and is excited to walk with her dog Venice on Sunday.
"Venice loves to participate," Mossey said. "He is a show-off."
Venice won a blue ribbon at the event last year for a trick he does called "Pick Pocket" where he takes a dollar bill out of Mossey's pocket when instructed to "show me the money."
When asked if there is a crew Mossey walks with she said, "The dogs pick who they want to walk with. Venice always picks the biggest dog to walk next to."
While the walk is a lot of fun, it is about supporting an organization that helps needy animals through a "very rewarding" event, Mossey said.
Dogs and their walkers have as much fun as the volunteers.
What started as volunteering to walk dogs at the MSPCA Centerville Adoption Center turned into a yearly commitment for Marstons Mills resident Linda Connell to walk and volunteer in the Walk for Animals.
"This is a great event. It's very rewarding," said Connell. "The MSPCA, and area shelters, provide an invaluable service in difficult times. It is the best because we're raising money and helping them. The Cape is a whole community and this type of event reinforces it."
Connell said it's always nice to see the kids come in with their donations.
The kids love the event and there will be contests, food, music, canine demonstrations and other "animal antics" that will keep everyone entertained.
Overall, the MSPCA hopes to raise $40,000. As of today they have raised just over $7,000.
Sign up for the walk or donate here.