GUELPH, ON (April 12, 2023) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Happy Trails Walk-a-thon, taking place on Sunday, June 4, 2023. This event is the first walk-a-thon held by GHS in many years, and the first of its kind at its new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. in Guelph.

The Happy Trails Walk-a-thon aims to raise $25,000 to support vulnerable animals in Guelph and Wellington County. Registration is open online, and participants are encouraged to sign up as individuals or teams. This is a peer-to-peer fundraising event, which means participants are encouraged to raise funds through their personal networks to support the cause.

“Our goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for all animals in our community,” says Lisa Veit, GHs Executive Director. “The Happy Trails Walk-a-thon will help us continue to provide essential care and support for more than 3000 sick, orphaned, lost or abandoned animals that arrive at our door each year.”

Veit also emphasized the importance of community support for the event. “We are thrilled to welcome the community for our Happy Trails Walk-a-thon at our new facility. We cannot achieve our goals without the support of our community, and we are grateful for every donation and every participant who helps us make a difference in the lives of animals.”

Corporate opportunities, such as sponsorship and teams, are also available. This is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their commitment to animal welfare and promote their brand to a wide audience.

The Happy Trails Walk-a-thon promises to be a fun and meaningful event for all participants. The walk will follow a scenic route along the trails surrounding GHS, and participants can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment throughout the day. The event is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about GHS and its important work in the community.

To register for the Happy Trails Walk-a-thon, visit the GHS website at or email Together, we can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.


About the Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

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Happy Trails Walk-a-thon Website: 2023GHSHappyTrailsWallk – 2023 Guelph Humane Society’s Happy Trails Walk-a-thon (

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Media Contact:
Jane Dawkins
Director Communications and Community Engagement
Guelph Humane Society