'Walk for Yarnell Animals' benefit takes place Sunday
People who want to help animals affected by the Yarnell Hill fire will have the chance Sunday when the "Walk for Yarnell Animals" takes off from Streets of New York in the Albertson's shopping center on Sheldon Street in Prescott.
Families and friends, co-workers, neighbors, groups and pet owners and their pooches are welcome to join the walk to raise money for the Yarnell animals.
Registration and meet-and-greet are at 8 a.m. The walk begins at approximately 9 a.m. and will travel from the traffic light at Marina and Sheldon streets, continue on Marina to the corner of Marina and Gurley streets and then proceed to the courthouse plaza before returning to the Streets of New York.
Leading the pack will be K-9 units from Prescott and Prescott Valley and some of the Arizona Sundogs hockey team.
The donation is $20 per person, and all proceeds will go directly to food, medical care and other needs for Yarnell animals in order to keep them in their homes or help with their care until they find new homes.
The event is sponsored by the Prescott Dog, Big Dog Charitable Foundation, The Streets of New York, Albertson's, Olsen's Grain, Whisker's Barkery, Dandy Dawgs, Pet Headquarters, Luv Mutts Therapy Dogs, N.O.A.H. Thrift Store, At Matt's Grooming, EMI Printworks, Sound on Site, Arizona Sundogs, Petey's Playground and the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group.
People from the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group and Petey's Playground will be on hand with information about what is happening in Yarnell and animals that are in need of adoption.
People who are unable to join the walk but would like to help the cause may mail donations to P.O. Box 11868, Prescott AZ 86304.
For more information, visit www.prescottdog.com.