Walk Against Violence to include pets July 19
-- For the first time, the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and the Copper Country Humane Society are collaborating on a special project to raise awareness about family violence. They are pleased to invite the community, including friendly pets that are under their owner’s control, to their Walk Against Violence event,
beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. The walk will begin and end at Bridgeview Park on the Houghton waterfront, behind the Ambassador Restaurant.
Research has revealed a link between domestic violence and animal abuse. In a violent home, everyone could be a victim. The Walk Against Violence is designed to increase awareness about this connection, as well as increase our community’s support of those in need. Both organizations work to serve the community by providing safety,
shelter and other services to those who are in need. The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home provides emergency shelter and support services for persons who have experienced domestic violence;
and the Copper Country Humane Society is dedicated to helping abused, stray and abandoned pets.
Two speakers will start the event, followed by a group walk along the waterfront and then through downtown Houghton, ending back at the Bridgeview Park.
As long as they are available, commemorative bandanas will be given away to
participants. Please join the walk at 6 p.m. on July 19 and show your support for victims of family violence
-- people and pets need our
Along with emergency shelter, the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home offers a 24-hour crisis line,
individual counseling and support groups, advocacy, referrals and information and presentations about domestic violence. Serving Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties,
the Gundlach Shelter crisis line is 337-5632 or in Ontonagon, 884-4004.
The Copper Country Humane Society (CCHS)
serves over 800 animals a year from Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties. CCHS works to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Pets that go unclaimed receive food, shelter and veterinary care (including
sterilization) and kindness until new homes are found. Learn more about CCHS and preview pets available for adoption
on the CCHS Web site.
The Walk Against Violence is being made possible thanks to the contributions of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and the Copper Country Humane Society. In addition, several area businesses have lent support, including the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), Garnell’s Gift
House and Evert’s Motor Sales.
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