SPCA Walk-A-Thon planned for Saturday

AMSTERDAM – The Montgomery County SPCA will hold its 11th anniversary Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday at Shuttleworth Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from this major fundraiser will benefit the MCSPCA’s new animal shelter building fund.

There is a general admission fee of $5 per person, but children younger than age 15 will enter for free.

All participants in the Walk-A-thon are reminded to pick up their donation forms at the MCSPCA Animal Shelter. Actual walkers as well as virtual walkers also may register to collect donations at

Prizes will be awarded to walkers collecting $100, $300 and $500 in donations. The walker who collects the most in donations will receive a Nook, a news release said.

All donations must be paid at the time of check-in for the Walk-A-Thon, which is 11 a.m. to noon on the day of the event.

The event also will include information about adopting animals, a police K-9 demonstration and vendors selling a wide variety of products.

State Sen. Cecelia Tkaczyk also will be at the event to talk about adopting her dog Bayou, a former resident of the Montgomery County SPCA.

More information about the fundraiser can be found at or at its page on Facebook.