AHNA Sponsors Paws on Parade Asheville

paws on parade ashevillePaws on a Mission is calling all dogs, dog lovers, families and friends to the annual Paws on Parade Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville.

Hosted by Mission Foundation, and sponsored by Animal Hospital of North Asheville, dogs and their people will be raising funds for the Paws on a Mission Pet Therapy Program at Mission Health.

Registration will take place at the event. (Minimum of $15 donation per family to participate.)

A program of Mission Hospital’s Integrative Healthcare Department, Paws on a Mission consists of more than 100 dedicated volunteers and their pets who touch lives throughout the Western North Carolina community with the healing power of pet therapy. Paws on a Mission therapy dogs spread smiles, comfort, hope and healing to hospital patients of all ages, children and youth in local schools, and at community agencies. Mission is one of only a small number of hospitals to have pet therapy coordinators on staff who recruit, train and schedule pet therapy volunteers. As a result of having coordinators on staff, Mission has one of the largest programs in the southeast, and its services are in high demand. Paws on Parade raises funds to support the growing program and deploy more volunteers to meet the increased demand for the service.

A rain or shine event, Paws on Parade is open to the public, and all well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Click HERE for more information.