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Paws in the Park event goes virtual

Participants can complete their 2 mile walk anytime between August 26 to September 26.
A dog at the SPCA's 23rd annual Paws in the Park event Saturday (WGRZ Photo/Terry Belke)

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — Grab your sneakers and your dog, the 27th annual Paws in the Park event is going virtual this year. 

The event will be taking place over a one month span, from August 26 to September 26, and supports the SPCA Serving Erie County. 

Participants can complete their 2 mile walk anytime during the month. For those who want to get a jumpstart can do so now. You can record your walk by joining the online Strava Club here.

Those looking to participate must register by August 23 to receive a special swag bag, which features a bandana and a t-shirt. These items can be picked up at the SPCA Serving Erie County on August 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Participants are asked to wear a mask, keep a safe social distance, and join the walk from wherever you are. 

You can also share your photos or videos with the SPCA by emailing PITP2020@yourspca.org or by using the hashtag #PITP2020. You can also tag @YourSPCA.

For more information about the event, click here.

It's not too late to register for Paws in the Park and get your special swag bag! Register here: https://bit.ly/SPCAPITP2020! Or you can make a donation here: https://bit.ly/PITPdonation.